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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 4,805 (Wednesday, January 13) as district resident dies after testing positive




Another 42 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 6,197 (up 98) Bassetlaw 5,519 (up 48) Broxtowe 4,893 (up 50) Gedling 5,647 (up 55) Mansfield 4,978 (up 72) (up 171) Rushcliffe 4,931 (up 55) Nottingham 22,598 (up 171) Nottinghamshire 36,970 (up 591).

In the last seven days there have been 439 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a slight decrease. In total, there have been 4,805 cases.

Coronavirus numbers are on the rise nationwide (43893302)
Coronavirus numbers are on the rise nationwide (43893302)

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 133.

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 2,431,648 up to and including January 11.

According to the latest public data, 3,164,051 patients in the UK have tested positive and 83,203 people have died within 28 days of positive test.

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.

Boris Johnson Picture: PA (43909544)
Boris Johnson Picture: PA (43909544)

He urged everyone to stay at home; work from home and avoid travel — unless absolutely necessary.

It comes 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.

If you have symptoms of the virus, it’s important that you stay at home to help protect your friends and neighbours.

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



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