56 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Doncaster

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 56 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 7:16 am

Public Health England figures show that 23,942 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday, May 10, in Doncaster up from 23,886 the same time on Friday.

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

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Doncaster Covid cases

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 7,676 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,887.

Doncaster's cases were among the 396,849 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 868 over the period.

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