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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 6,437 today (Friday, February 19) as two district residents die within 28 days of testing positive




Another 45 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 8,718 (up 62) Bassetlaw 7,177 (up 34) Broxtowe 6,472 (up 49) Gedling 7,390 (up 46) Mansfield 7,264 (up 44) Newark and Sherwood 6,437 (up 45) Rushcliffe 6,318 (up 41) Nottingham 28,386 (up 107) Nottinghamshire 49,776 (up 321).

In the last seven days there have been 300 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a slight decrease.

The coronavirus testing centre in the carpark of Castle House.
The coronavirus testing centre in the carpark of Castle House.

In the latest 24-hour period, two 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 188.

In total, the number of people vaccinated in the UK stands at 16,423,082 — the latest data.

According to the latest public data, 4,083,242 patients in the UK have tested positive and 119,387 people have died within 28 days of positive test.

A mass covid-19 testing centre opened at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre on Thursday for those not displaying any virus symptoms.

Vaccination.
Vaccination.

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.

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.

Lockdown rules.
Lockdown rules.

It comes after a surge in new infections across the country, following the identification of new strains of the coronavirus.

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

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



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