Another 50 deaths recorded across Derbyshire in 24 hours

Officials have recorded 50 more coronavirus -related deaths at hospitals in Derbyshire in the last 24 hours, new figures show.

Data from NHS England shows that 34 of those deaths were recorded at Chesterfield Royal alone.

The news comes as the Government recorded its deadliest day since the start of the pandemic, with a further 1,564 lives lost to the virus.

The local data showed that across the city and county 704 cases have been reported in 24 hours, with 436 in Derbyshire.

Derby once again reported by far the most cases with 268, while in the county, Chesterfield recorded the highest number of cases with 80.

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Here is the breakdown for each local authority area (figures cover the last 24 hours):

  • Amber Valley – 6,153 (increase of 57)
  • Bolsover – 3,982 (increase of 42)
  • Chesterfield – 4,149 (increase of 80)
  • Derby – 13,574 (increase of 268)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,926 (increase of 19)
  • Erewash – 4,575 (increase of 65)
  • High Peak – 3,514 (increase of 63)
  • North East Derbyshire – 4,299 (increase of 59)
  • South Derbyshire – 5,007 (increase of 51)

Locally, the number of Covid-related hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 1,109 ( increase of 15 )
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 203 ( increase of 34 )
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 27 ( increase of one )
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

The daily death toll hit another record high today for the UK as the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic hit 100,000.

A further 1,564 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday – the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began.

The previous highest daily toll was on Friday, when 1,325 were reported to have died. The newly reported deaths brings the UK total to 84,767.

As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 47,525 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,211,576.

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 2,639,309, according to Government data released on Wednesday, a rise of 207,661 from Tuesday’s figures.

Some 91,417 first doses have been given in Northern Ireland, on top of the 2,254,556 in England, 101,371 in Wales and 191,965 in Scotland.

So far, 428,232 second doses have been administered in the UK, including 407,294 in England, 108 in Wales, 17,820 in Northern Ireland and 2,990 in Scotland.

In Northern Ireland there was a day-on-day rise of 7,230 first doses and 2,552 second doses.

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