Nearly 200 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 196 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 10:36 am

Public Health England figures show that 54,507 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (March 29) in Nottinghamshire – up from 54,311 the same time on Friday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Nottinghamshire now stands at 6,581 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,741.

196 more coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Nottinghamshire over the weekend. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
196 more coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Nottinghamshire over the weekend. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 12,381 over the period, to 4,337,696.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 322,063 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,311 over the period.

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