Two more deaths from Coronavirus in Chesterfield

The number of coronavirus cases in Chesterfield rose by 121 over the weekend, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 7:36 am
On Monday 8,678 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in Chesterfield (Photo by SIMON DAWSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

On Tuesday the UK coronavirus daily dashboard showed 8,752 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in Chesterfield – up from 8,557 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Chesterfield now stands at 8,341 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 9,814.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,646 over the period, to 6,355,887.

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With two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Chesterfield – up from 211 on Friday – there have now been three deaths in the past week.

The deaths were among 10,373 recorded across the East Midlands.

Figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19 and whose normal place of residence was in Chesterfield.

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Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in Chesterfield have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 72,115 people had received both jabs by August 17 (Tuesday) – 83% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 77% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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