Derbyshire coronavirus cases increase by more than 550 in 24 hours

There have been 569 new cases of coronavirus reported in Derbyshire, according to figures released today (December 31).

212 massive cases have been reported in Derby alone, bringing the total to 10,442 since the start of the pandemic.

There was another daily record of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK with 55,892 positive infections recorded.

This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,488,780.

Another 964 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the UK total to 73,512.

Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies for deaths for which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, along with additional data on deaths in recent days, show that there have now been 89,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

In Derbyshire, eight new Covid-related deaths were recorded within 28 days of a positive test, reports NHS England.

Here’s the breakdown for each local authority area (numbers cover the last 24 hours):

  • Amber Valley – 4,927 (increase of 66)
  • Bolsover – 3,295 (increase of 38)
  • Chesterfield – 3,437 (increase of 57)
  • Derby – 10,442 (increase of 212)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,589 (increase of 16)
  • Erewash – 3,691 (increase of 46)
  • High Peak – 2879 (increase of 32)
  • North East Derbyshire – 3,631 (increase of 52)
  • South Derbyshire – 4,124 (increase of 50)

Locally, the number of deaths linked to Covid since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 959 ( increase of eight )
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 206 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 25 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

GP leaders criticized the decision to delay the administration of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines, saying the move would cause enormous problems for thousands of partially vaccinated elderly and vulnerable people.

While the approval of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine was announced on Wednesday, a new dosing regimen has been described, aimed at accelerating deployment.

Experts advising the government, including the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), said the focus should be on giving people at risk the first dose of the vaccine they receive. , rather than administering the two required doses in as short a time as possible.