Hundreds more Covid cases recorded across Mansfield and Ashfield in one day

The number of Covid cases in Mansfield and Ashfield increased by 409 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 5:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th January 2022, 9:52 am

A total of 26,347 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Mansfield when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Wednesday, January 12, up 202 from 26,145 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Mansfield now stands at 24,094 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 22,256.

Cases in Ashfield rose by 207 in the last 24 hours to a total of 30,295, giving an infection rate of 23,606 cases per 100,000 people.

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The rate of infection in Mansfield now stands at 24,094 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 22,256.

In Newark & Sherwood, cases rose by 173 to 27,112, an infection rate of 22,020, while postive tests in Bolsover district rose by 151 to 18,629 and an infection rate of 22,913.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 129,544 over the period, to 14,862,138.

Changes to testing rules mean that from January 11, people with a positive lateral flow test need to report their result and self-isolate, but do not need to take a confirmatory PCR test unless they develop symptoms.

Five more coronavirus deaths were recorded across the four districts in the latest 24-hour period.

The dashboard shows three people died in Ashfield and two in Newark & Sherwood, taking the death tolls to 376 and 254 respectively.

The death tolls in Mansfield and Bolsover remain unchanged at 346 and 230 people respectively.

They are among 12,004 deaths recorded across the East Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19.

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The figures also show more than three-quarters of people in Mansfield have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 77,397 people had received both jabs by Tuesday, January 11 – 77 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

In Ashfield and Newark & Sherwood, 80 per cent of those aged 12 and over have received both jabs, with figures of 90,493 and 90,672 people respectively.

In Bolsover, 58,701 people had received both jabs by Monday, 81 per cent of those eligible.

Across England, 83 per cent of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

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