Slight rise in Doncaster coronavirus cases, new NHS figures reveal

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 13 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 7:44 am

Public Health England figures show that 24,209 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday, up from 24,196 the same time on Tuesday.

The health body recently changed the way it records 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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Coronavirus cases have risen in Doncaster.

The rate of infection in Doncaster now stands at 7,762 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,968.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 4,261 over the period, to 4,494,699.

Doncaster's cases were among the 403,168 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 363 over the period.