More than 1,600 new Covid cases across Mansfield and Ashfield over the weekend

The number of Covid cases in Mansfield and Ashfield increased by 1,625 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 29,805 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Ashfield when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday, January 10, up 794 from 29,011 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Ashfield now stands at 23,224 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 21,875.

Cases in Mansfield rose by 831 in the last 24 hours to a total of 25,903, giving an infection rate of 23,688 cases per 100,000 people.

The rate of infection in Newark and Sherwood now stands at 21,745 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 21,875.

In Newark & Sherwood, cases rose by 821 to 26,774, an infection rate of 21,745, while postive tests in Bolsover district rose by 655 to 18,288 and an infection rate of 22,493.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 424,086 over the period, to 14,617,314.

One more coronavirus death was recorded across the four districts in the latest 24-hour period.

The dashboard shows one person died in Mansfield, taking the death tolls to 345.

The death tolls in Ashfield, Newark & Sherwood and Bolsover are unchanged at 372, 251 and 230 people respectively.

They are among 11,930 deaths recorded across the East Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in the relevant district.

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

The latest figures show 77,304 people had received both jabs by Sunday, January 9 – 77 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

In Ashfield, Newark & Sherwood and Bolsover, 80 per cent of those aged 12 and over have received both jabs, with figures of 90,244 people, 90,562 and 58,652 people respectively.

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

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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