Nottinghamshire sees 550 new confirmed coronavirus cases in 24 hours

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Nottingham and the county at large recorded a total of 550 coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to October 27.The increase in cases comes as parts of Nottinghamshire transition to level 3 restrictions later this week.

The government said 367 more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. This brings the UK total to 45,365.

Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies for deaths for which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths in recent days, show that there have now been 61,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The government said as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday there had been 22,885 more laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK.

This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 917,575.

In Nottingham, there are now a total of 10,602 cases, an increase of 183 new cases.

Nottinghamshire recorded 367 new cases, bringing its total to 12,427.

Here is the breakdown for each arrondissement and arrondissement:

Total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic and in the last 24 hours (in brackets):

Ashfield – 1,831 (increase of 61)

Bassetlaw – 1,522 (increase of 59)

Broxtowe – 1996 (increase of 48)

Gedling – 2,036 (increase of 74)

Mansfield – 1,336 (increase of 51)

Newark et Sherwood – 1,536 (increase of 24)

Nottingham 10,602 (increase of 183)

Rushcliffe – 2,111 (increase of 50)

Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, warned that the increase in death toll from Covid-19 is likely to ‘continue for a while’.

She said in a statement: “We continue to see the trend in deaths on the rise and it is likely that this will continue for some time.

“Every day we see more people testing positive and hospital admissions increasing.

“Being seriously ill enough from the infection to require hospitalization can unfortunately lead to more Covid-related deaths.

“We can help control this virus. We know that by washing our hands regularly, covering our faces and moving away socially, we can save lives by slowing the spread of the virus.

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