More than 500 positive Covid tests recorded across Ashfield and Mansfield in 24 hours

The number of coronavirus cases in Mansfield and Ashfield increased by 525 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 5:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 12:50 pm

A total of 26,145 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Mansfield when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Tuesday, January 11, up 242 from 25,903 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Mansfield now stands at 23,909 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 22,051.

Cases in Ashfield rose by 283 in the last 24 hours to a total of 30,088, giving an infection rate of 23,445 cases per 100,000 people.

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The rate of infection in Ashfield now stands at 23,445 cases per 100,000 people.

In Newark & Sherwood, cases rose by 165 to 26,939, an infection rate of 21,879, while postive tests in Bolsover district rose by 190 to 18,478 and an infection rate of 22,727.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 115,280 over the period, to 14,732,594.

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.

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

The dashboard shows one person died in each of Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark & Sherwood, taking the death tolls to 346, 373 and 252 respectively.

The death toll in Bolsover is unchanged at 230 people.

They are among 11,966 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 77,329 people had received both jabs by Monday, January 10 – 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 90,460 and 90,617 people respectively.

In Bolsover, 58,669 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.

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

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