Derbyshire coronavirus deaths rise by 24 as cases continue to climb

Officials have recorded 24 more coronavirus-related deaths at hospitals in Derbyshire in the last 24 hours, new figures show on Thursday (January 14).

The local data showed that across the city and county 814 cases have been reported in 24 hours.

Derby once again reported by far the most cases with 325, while in the county, Amber Valley recorded the highest number of cases with 105.

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

  • Amber Valley – 6,258 (increase of 105)
  • Bolsover – 4,039 (increase of 57)
  • Chesterfield – 4,204 (increase of 55)
  • Derby – 13,899 (increase of 325)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,965 (increase of 39)
  • Erewash – 4,655 (increase of 80)
  • High Peak – 3,567 (increase of 53)
  • North East Derbyshire – 4,335 (increase of 36)
  • South Derbyshire – 5,071 (increase of 64)

Public Health England said a further 1,248 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK as of Thursday.

There were 48,682 new positive tests, bringing the UK total to 3,260,258.

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The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of January 13 is 2,918,252, according to Public Health England (PHE), a rise of 278,943 from the figures published on Wednesday.

A total of 437,977 people have received a second dose in the UK as of January 13, a rise of 9,745 from the previous day, PHE added.

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

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 1,128 (increase of 19)
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 242 (increase of 5)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 27 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

A number of NHS staff gathered outside Downing Street on Thursday night to protest over the Government’s handling of the pandemic.

Wearing PPE and carrying a sign which read “You failed the public, you failed the NHS, Boris must go”, the five campaigners arrived at 8pm, the scheduled start time of the Clap For Heroes.

Nobody was heard clapping along Whitehall in the heart of Westminster as one nurse told reporters: “The situation in hospitals is so severe, we are stretched across all ICUs.”

ICU nurse Ameera Sheikh told reporters: “It’s been very difficult, very challenging.

“We’re stressed out and very anxious, there’s a lot of PTSD amongst staff, staff are going off sick … leaving nurses very short, which increases the risk of patients deteriorating and ultimately patients dying.

“This is the Government’s fault, they need to take responsibility, they need to provide us with better pay and better working conditions.”

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