Coronavirus: 24 new cases in Derbyshire overnight

There are now 194 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Derbyshire, up 24 in as many hours.

Saturday, 28th March 2020, 5:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th March 2020, 5:51 pm

The latest figure was released today (28 March) by Public Health England as part of their daily breakdown of cases by upper tier local authority area.

It represents a rise of 14 per cent since Friday (27 March).

A PHE spokesperson said the actual number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus is likely to be “much higher” than official figures show in every area.

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This is because as the UK is now in the ‘delay’ phase of dealing with the outbreak, only people in hospitals – where the risk of contagion is higher and the impact more serious – are being tested Covid-19.

Nationally, as of 9am today 17,089 people in the UK had tested positive for coronavirus. As of 5pm on 27 March, 1,019 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.