Shocking increase of coronavirus cases over 48 hours in Nottinghamshire – Nottinghamshire Live

Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by

Another 270 people have tested positive for coronavirus across Nottinghamshire during the last 48 hours.

The latest data from Public Health England today (September 30) also shows the total number of UK cases has risen by 7,108 in the same time period.

The UK’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now 453,264.

There have been 71 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the UK total to 42,143.

There have been no new deaths recorded in Nottinghamshire.

The latest Government figures show Nottingham has now recorded 1,945 positive tests – representing an increase of 111 cases within the boundaries of the city in 48 hours.

Elsewhere, outside of the city, a total of 4,441 positive tests have now been recorded across Nottinghamshire – an increase of 241 in 48 hours.

Across the districts and boroughs of the county the biggest increase was in Nottingham, which saw 111 new cases, followed by Newark and Sherwood which recorded 56.

This is the latest current breakdown of confirmed infections for each part of Nottinghamshire region:

  • Ashfield – 782 ( increase of 17 )
  • Bassetlaw  – 745 ( increase of 18 )
  • Broxtowe – 660 ( increase of 15 )
  • Gedling – 513 ( increase of 18 )
  • Mansfield  – 520 ( increase of 13 )
  • Newark and Sherwood – 629 (  increase of 56 )
  • Nottingham – 1,945 ( increase of 111 )
  • Rushcliffe – 592 ( increase of 22 )

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Meanwhile, the Cabinet has been updated on the preparations which are underway for winter amid a second wave of coronavirus, including the use of Nightingale hospitals, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The PM said we took swift and decisive action last Tuesday, announcing a package of measures designed to stem the spread of the virus, whilst protecting education and the economy. These are all now in force.

“The PM said the impact of last week’s measures will not be immediate. He said the rise in daily infections and tragic increase in the number of daily deaths shows the importance of everyone continuing to follow the rules.

“Cabinet received an update on the work that is taking place across the Government to prepare for winter, including an additional £3 billion to ensure Nightingale hospital surge capacity will be available and independent hospitals can be used to help meet demand.”

Downing Street said the funding was not new and was announced in the summer.

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