Chesterfield loses two more lives to coronavirus

Two more patients have died from Covid-19 in Chesterfield, the latest NHS data has confirmed.
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The figures show that two more patients being treated for the deadly bug under the care of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have passed away.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related fatalities at the Trust up to 176, from when the pandemic first hit earlier this year.

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Across England, a further 222 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total deaths to 38,334.

(Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)(Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Patients were aged between 30 and 99 years old. All except 5 (aged 30 to 81 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Despite a rise in deaths, the infection rate in Chesterfield has fallen.

It now stands at 284.1 new cases per 100,000 people. This amounts to 298 new cases in the week to November 16.

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In the week to November 9, the infection rate was 312.7 cases per 100,000 people, which meant there were 328 cases.

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