This is the latest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield

There have now been 27 COVID-19 deaths in Mansfield, with more than 350 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county.

Sunday, 5th April 2020, 9:01 am
Updated Sunday, 5th April 2020, 9:02 am

Latest NHS figures show that the current death toll as at 5pm yesterday stands at 27 for the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.

Across the area there have been 357 confirmed cases – although the figure is thought to be far higher.

Neighbouring Sheffield remains the area’s worst hit place, with 34 deaths and 730 cases.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Mansfield has increased.

Both Rotherham and Barnsley have recorded 158 cases each – with 13 deaths in Barnsley and six in Rotherham.

Doncaster still has the lowest number of confirmed cases in South Yorkshire, with 117 cases and eight deaths.

The number of deaths in Mansfield has increased by two on the previous day’s figure to 27 in total with 357 cases across Nottinghamshire.

Latest numbers released at the Government’s daily briefing yesterday show 4,313 people with the virus have now died in the UK – up by 708 on Friday’s figure – the highest daily rise in the number of cases on one day.

A five-year-old child with underlying health conditions was among those with coronavirus whose deaths were reported in the past day, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said.

There have been 41,903 confirmed cases.

There were 212 deaths in the Midlands, more than in London, where there were 127.

Mr Gove said seven healthcare professionals have now died.

People have been urged to stay at home this weekend and not be tempted out by sunny weather.