64 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 64 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show.
Public Health England figures show that 56,260 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (June 1) in Nottinghamshire up from 56,196 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.
These cases are now being removed daily.
The rate of infection in Nottinghamshire now stands at 6,793 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,962.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 12,733 over the period, to 4,490,438.
Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 333,859 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 628 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.