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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 4,549 (Saturday, January 9) as Nottinghamshire sees nearly 900 increase surge




Another 60 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 5,742 (up 107) Bassetlaw 5,347 (up 52) Broxtowe 4,656 (up 73) Gedling 5,370 (up 84) Mansfield 4,638 (up 92) Newark and Sherwood 4,549 (up 60) Rushcliffe 4,744 (up 73) Nottingham 21,745 (up 298) Nottinghamshire 35,046 (up 541).

In the last seven days there have been 412 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents an increase.

People still needed to head to the bank on the first day of the third national lockdown. (43828711)
People still needed to head to the bank on the first day of the third national lockdown. (43828711)

Today, no further people in Newark and Sherwood have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, according to the latest data. It leaves the total at 127.

MP Robert Jenrick has announced a vaccination centre in Newark will open next week.

According to the latest public data, 2,957,472 patients in the UK have tested positive and 79,833 people have died.

Newark Market Place on the first day of third national lockdown.
Newark Market Place on the first day of third national lockdown.

Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire — along with the whole country — are in a third lockdown. The latest restrictions are just as tough as those imposed in the first, March lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed schools will close and that exams this year will be cancelled.

He urged everyone to stay at home; work from home and avoid travel — unless absolutely necessary.

The clinically vulnerable must shield again and will soon receive a letter.

Covid national lockdown restrictions. (43835797)
Covid national lockdown restrictions. (43835797)

It comes after a surge in new infections across the country, following the identification of two new strains of the coronavirus. These strains have proved to be more easily transmissible.

Meanwhile, the country's covid-19 alert level has been moved up to five due to the risk of healthcare services becoming overwhelmed.

If you have symptoms of the virus, it’s important that you stay at home to help protect your friends and neighbours.

To find out what steps you need to take if you think you have the virus, visit here.



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