Three more coronavirus deaths recorded in Derbyshire according to NHS England figures

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There have been three other coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Derbyshire in the past 24 hours, according to NHS England figures released today (June 10).Across the UK, the death toll is now 41,128 and 290,143 people are now tested positive for Covid-19.

This represents an increase of 245 and 1,003 respectively over the same period.

In Derby itself, the total number of cases now stands at 603, two more than yesterday (June 9).

While in the larger county, the total is 1,745 – seven more than yesterday.

In Staffordshire, seven other cases have been reported, up to 2,301 in total.

In the past 24 hours, the NHS England has recorded three other deaths from coronavirus in the county.

At Derby and Burton teaching hospitals, 489 people have died since the start of the pandemic, an increase of one.

At the Royal Chesterfield Hospital, the total number of deaths is now 128 after no new deaths have been recorded.

Today Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief science advisor, said that the rate of R across the country was less than one, but that the country would continue to be “cautious” in the way the government eases the lock.

Referring to data from the National Statistics Office, he said that around 6% to 7% of the population would have contracted a coronavirus, while 53,000 would have been infected between May 17 and May 30.

Speaking at the daily Downing Street press conference, he said, “The R is less than one, but maybe just below one.

“The epidemic is receding, but not quickly. The numbers are decreasing but are not yet very low.

“The vast majority of the population remains susceptible to the infection.

“It urges caution, urges to go slowly with the changes and demands to measure very carefully to see the impact and to be ready to reverse things where action has been taken that has an impact on it, and mostly means looking for epidemics locally and dealing with them quickly. “

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