Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 4,867 (Thursday, January 14) as district resident dies after testing positive
Another 62 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
Ashfield 6,299 (up 102) Bassetlaw 5,579 (up 60) Broxtowe 4,949 (up 56) Gedling 5,748 (up 101) Mansfield 5,114 (up 136) Rushcliffe 4,974 (up 43) Nottingham 22,808 (up 210) Nottinghamshire 37,740 (up 770).
In the last seven days there have been 495 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents an increase of more than 50. In total, there have been 4,867 cases.
Today, one resident in Newark and Sherwood died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, according to the latest data. It takes the total to 134.
A vaccination centre at Newark Showground is set to open at some point this week.
Thousands more people will receive a vaccine this week as seven mass centres opened across England. In total, the number of people vaccinated (first dose) stands at 2,639,309 up to and including January 12.
According to the latest public data, 3,211,576 patients in the UK have tested positive and 84,767 people have died within 28 days of positive test.
There were 1,564 deaths within 28 days of a positive test in the latest data, the highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.
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.
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.
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