101 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Doncaster

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 101 over the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:54 pm

Public Health England figures show that 23,818 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am today, Tuesday, May 4 in Doncaster up from 23,717 the same time on Friday.

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

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There have been 101 new cases reported

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.

The rate of infection in Doncaster now stands at 7,637 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,867.

Doncaster's cases were among the 394,888 recorded across Yorkshire, a figure which rose by 1,188 over the period.

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

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