Coronavirus: East Midlands COVID rises as Nottingham records highest case rate in England | UK News


There has been a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the East Midlands over the past two weeks, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE).

The rate again COVID-19[feminine[feminine infections in the region fell from 48.8 cases per 100,000 population to 164.1 within two weeks.

It follows warnings from Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance that cases are on the rise across England – and not just in the North West and North East.

PHE said there had been “notable increases in incidence and positivity” in the East Midlands during the two weeks from September 28 to October 11.

During this period, the percentage of people who tested positive after taking a COVID-19 test increased from 2.8% to 8.9%.

Nottingham continues to have the highest rate of new cases in England, reporting around 3,070 new cases in the seven days to October 11, or 922.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The rise in cases is believed to be at least partially linked to a large outbreak at the University of Nottingham.

There are currently more than 1,000 active coronavirus cases at the university, according to the latest data.

The city has been moved to Tier 2 restrictions, meaning different households are not allowed to meet inside – although it has so far avoided the tightest restrictions.

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A meeting between Nottingham MPs and government ministers – some of whom believed it should discuss the level 3 crossing – was called off on Friday, Nottinghamshire Live reported.

The PHE report also suggests that London faces a major problem.

While infections in the capital appear relatively low compared to the northern regions, the highest hospitalization rates have been seen in London and the North West.

This could be due to a drop in testing in the capital, which means infections are likely much higher than available data suggests.

Mayor Sadiq Khan has repeatedly criticized the testing system, saying: “We need an immediate increase in testing capacity so that London’s testing rates can reach the national average. ”

Meanwhile, schools and universities still account for the highest proportion of coronavirus outbreaks reported in the UK.

In the week to October 11, 336 suspected outbreaks were reported to PES by educational institutions in the UK.

In 279 cases, at least one person has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nursing homes were the second highest number of suspected outbreaks, with 321 reports. At least one person has tested positive for COVID-19 in 214 cases.


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