More than 330 positive Covid tests recorded across Ashfield and Mansfield in 24 hours

The number of coronavirus cases in Mansfield and Ashfield increased by 332 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

By Patrick Jack
Thursday, 6th January 2022, 5:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th January 2022, 8:10 am

A total of 28,659 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Mansfield when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Wednesday, January 26, up 178 from 28,481 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Mansfield now stands at 26,208 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 24,284.

Cases in Ashfield rose by 154 in the last 24 hours to a total of 32,548, giving an infection rate of 25,361 cases per 100,000 people.

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The rate of infection in Ashfield now stands at 25,361 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 24,284.

In Newark & Sherwood, cases rose by 199 to 29,319, an infection rate of 23,812, while postive tests in Bolsover district rose by 124 to 20,131 and an infection rate of 24,760.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 101,603 over the period, to 16,149,319.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

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

The dashboard shows one person died in Ashfield taking the death toll to 390 respectively.

The death tolls in Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood and Bolsover remain unchanged at 358, 261 and 238 people respectively.

They are among 12,284 deaths recorded across the East Midlands.

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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 78,121 people had received both jabs by Tuesday, January 25 – 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 Bolsover, 81 per cent of those aged 12 and over have received both jabs, with figures of 91,100 and 59,220 people respectively.

In Newark & Sherwood, 91,298 people had received both jabs by Tuesday, 80 per cent of those eligible.

Across England, 84 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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