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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 4,618 (Sunday, January 10) with vaccination centre set to open from this week




Another 69 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 5,864 (up 122) Bassetlaw 5,383 (up 36) Broxtowe 4,745 (up 89) Gedling 5,445 (up 85) Mansfield 4,725 (up 87) Newark and Sherwood 4,618 (up 69) Rushcliffe 4,792 (up 48) Nottingham 22,016 (up 271) Nottinghamshire 35,582 (up 536).

In the last seven days there have been 455 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents an increase.

Newark Market Place. Saturday, January 9. (43894617)
Newark Market Place. Saturday, January 9. (43894617)
Testing centre.
Testing centre.

Today, one further person in Newark and Sherwood has died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, according to the latest data. It takes the total to 127.

MP Robert Jenrick has announced a vaccination centre in Newark will open next week. The location has yet to be announced.

According to the latest public data, 3,017,409 patients in the UK have tested positive and 80,868 people have died.

Closed sign.
Closed sign.

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.

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.

Lockdown rules.
Lockdown rules.

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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