More than 55,000 people have had Covid-19 in Nottinghamshire

A total of 55,090 people have had Covid-19 in Nottinghamshire, the latest figures show.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:09 am

It comes after Public Health England changed the way it recorded the figures from Friday, which resulted in the removal of more than 8,000 cases from the UK running total.

The number of positive cases reported in Nottinghamshire by 9am on Monday (April 12) was 31 higher than on Thursday.

Cases that are identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

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More than 55,000 people have had Covid-19 in Nottinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

This change in methodology saw 8,010 cases stripped from the UK cumulative total at the end of last week.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 325,535 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 351 over the period.