Another coronavirus death recorded in Derbyshire as cases see double digit rise overnight

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Another person has died from the coronavirus in Derbyshire – the second confirmed in the past two days – new official figures have revealed.The death has been reported to Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and brings the number of deaths in the county’s NHS trusts to 685.

39 more cases have also been confirmed in the county in the past 24 hours.

The total brings the number of cases in Derbyshire to 4,386.

In Derby, there are now 1,680 cases.

Across the UK, another 6,042 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 429,277.

There have also been 34 other deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

This brings the death toll in the UK to 41,971 dead.

Locally, the number of deaths linked to Covid since the start of the pandemic is as follows as of September 26:

  • Derby et Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 532 (increase of one)
  • Royal Chesterfield Hospital – 133
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 18
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2

In Staffordshire, 36 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours.

That brings the total in the county to 4,952 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters gathered for an anti-lockdown protest in central London.

Crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying a variety of placards, flags and placards to participate in a “we do not consent” rally, none appearing to be wearing face coverings or social distancing.

Demonstrators, who are protesting the government’s lockdown measures, cheered and cheered, shouting “we will win”.

While protests are exempt from the rule of six which is in force in England, organizers must submit a risk assessment and respect social distancing.

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