87 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 87 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 7:19 am

Public Health England figures show that 56,467 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (June 7) in the county, up from 56,380 the same time on Friday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

87 more coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Nottinghamshire over the weekend.
87 more coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Nottinghamshire over the weekend.

These cases are now being removed daily.

The rate of infection in Nottinghamshire now stands at 6,818 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 7,009.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 16,458 over the period, to 4,522,476.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 335,355 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 783 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.