Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 6,516 today (Sunday, February 21) as three district residents die within 28 days of testing positive
Another 79 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
It takes the total number of cases recorded in the district since March last year to 6,516.
In Nottinghamshire, excluding the city, there have been 50,249 cases, up 473.
In Ashfield there have been 8,809 (up 91) Bassetlaw 7,244 (up 67) Broxtowe 6,519 (up 47) Gedling 7,455 (up 65) Mansfield 7,328 (up 64) Rushcliffe 6,378 (up 60) and Nottingham 28,573 (up 187).
In the last seven days there have been 269 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a decrease.
In the latest 24-hour period, three new deaths in Newark and Sherwood were reported within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, according to the latest data. It takes the total to 191.
In total, 17,247,442 people in the UK have had their first vaccination and 604,885 have had their second.
According to the latest public data, 4,105,675 patients in the UK have tested positive — an increase of 10,406 — and 120,365 people have died within 28 days of positive test, up 445.
A mass covid-19 testing centre opened at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre on Thursday for those not displaying any virus symptoms.
Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire — along with the whole country — remain in a third lockdown.
The latest restrictions are just as tough as those imposed in the first, March lockdown. People are being urged to stay at home, work from home and avoid travel, unless absolutely necessary.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to outline tomorrow how the country could emerge from lockdown.
If you suspect you have the virus it is important to take action to protect yourself and others.
To find out what steps you need to take if you think you have the virus, visit here.