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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 6,479 today (Saturday, February 20)




Another 42 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 6,479.

In Nottinghamshire, excluding the city, there have now been 50,021 cases, up 245.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk has risen to 360. (44399065)
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk has risen to 360. (44399065)

Ashfield has had 8,766 cases (up 48) Bassetlaw 7,204 (up 27) Broxtowe 6,496 (up 24) Gedling 7,422 (up 32) Mansfield 7,300 (up 36) Newark and Sherwood 6,479 (up 42) Rushcliffe 6,354 (up 36) and Nottingham 28,488 (up 102).

In the last seven days there have been 286 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a slight decrease.

In the latest 24-hour period, no new deaths in Newark and Sherwood were reported within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, according to the latest data. It leaves the total at 188.

Covid Tier 5 (44508258)
Covid Tier 5 (44508258)

In total, the number of people in the UK who have received the first dose of vaccine stands at 16,875,536. A total of 589,591 have had their second dose.

According to the latest public data, 4,095,269 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.

Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Les Jones of Newark. (44498702)
Mass testing centre opens at Newark Sports and Futness Centre, for residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms. Les Jones of Newark. (44498702)

Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire — along with the whole country — remain in a third lockdown.

Everyone must stay at home; work from home and avoid travel — unless absolutely necessary.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday how the country might start to emerge from the restrictions.

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



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