Live coronavirus updates as Derby and Derbyshire move towards level two lockdown at midnight

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Infection in Derbyshire is “deeply worrying”

The rate of increase in coronavirus infections in Derbyshire is “deeply concerning”, according to County Council Director of Public Health Dean Wallace.

He spoke after it was announced that two top-level Covid lockdown restrictions had been imposed on all areas of the county – as well as Derby City.

Erewash, North East Derbyshire, part of High Peak and Chesterfield were already at level two, but from midnight on Saturday October 31 they will be joined by Amber Valley, South Derbyshire, all High Peaks, Bolsover and Derbyshire Dales.

Mr Wallace, who is leading the county’s response to the outbreak, urged people to follow the stricter lockdown rules and to prevent the county from being moved to the next level of Level 3.

He said: ‘The rate at which the number of cases continues to rise in Derbyshire is deeply concerning and if anyone has any illusion that they are not in danger I am here to tell them that they are wrongly.

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