33 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Doncaster

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 33 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 5:09 pm

Public Health England figures show that 23,491 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (April 22) in Doncaster up from 23,458 the same time on Wednesday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

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There have been another 33 cases

The rate of infection in Doncaster now stands at 7,532 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,828.

Doncaster's cases were among the 390,853 recorded across Yorkshire, a figure which rose by 430.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

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