15 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Doncaster

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 15 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

By Stephanie Bateman
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:21 am

Public Health England figures show that 23,957 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday, May 11, in Doncaster up from 23,942 the same time on Monday.

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

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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 7,681 cases per 100,000 people, higher than England’s average of 6,891.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,474 over the period, to 4,439,691.

Doncaster's cases were among the 397,164 recorded across Yorkshire, a figure which rose by 315 over the period.

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