22 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 22 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

By Ashley Booker
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 7:30 am

Public Health England figures show that 55,340 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (April 21) in Nottinghamshire up from 55,318 the same time on Tuesday.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 327,366 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 167 over the period.

In Mansfield, the rolling seven-day infection rate to April 16 stands at 53.1 per 100,000 people – with the number of cases falling by 46.3 per cent.

There have been 22 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire. (Photo by ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

However, the figure is still above England’s average of 24.8 and Nottinghamshire’s 25.4 – and remains the highest in the county.

Neighbouring Ashfield’s rate stands at 14.9 cases per 100,000 people, while Bassetlaw has experienced a 57.1 per cent hike for the previous seven days and has a rolling seven-day average of 46.8.

Elsewhere, Newark & Sherwood’s figure is just 11.4, Gedling’s 15.3, Broxtowe 11.4, Rushcliffe 10.1 and Nottingham City 31.8.

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