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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 7,301 today (Saturday, May 1)




Two new coronavirus case have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 9,635 (no change) Bassetlaw 8,180 (up 4) Broxtowe 7,133 (up 2) Gedling 8,179 (up 1) Mansfield 8,276 (up 7) Newark and Sherwood 7,301 (up 2) Rushcliffe 6,857 (up 2) Nottingham 30,752 (up 18) Nottinghamshire 55,561 (up 18).

In the last seven days there have been 28 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a slight increase.

Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Martin White of Newark (44498891)
Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Martin White of Newark (44498891)

Public Health England has changed to the way coronavirus cases are reported.

Cases identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests within three days that were all negative.

In the latest 24-hour period, one new death was reported in Newark and Sherwood within 28 days of the person testing positive for the virus. The total is at 208.

Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Testing operative David Jardine. (44498885)
Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Testing operative David Jardine. (44498885)

According to the latest public data, 4,416,623 patients in the UK have tested positive and 127,517 people have died within 28 days of positive test.

The number of people vaccinated with the first dose up to April 29 is 34,216,087. The total for the second dose is 14,532,875.

An easing of the national lockdown has been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

People can now meet in groups of up to six outside and travel to see their friends and families, with outdoor sports finally resuming, as well as visit non-essential retail and hospitality.

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



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