30 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 30 in the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday, official figures show.
Public Health England figures show that 56,290 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am yesterday in the county, up from 56,260 the same time on Tuesday.
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.
These cases are now being removed daily.
The rate of infection in Nottinghamshire now stands at 6,797 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,968.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 4,261 over the period, to 4,494,699.
Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 334,054 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 195 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.