This is the latest on coronavirus at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital has provided a coronavirus update.

Friday, 27th August 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 27th August 2021, 12:30 pm

Shortly after 11.30am on Friday, a hospital spokesperson told the Derbyshire Times there were 23 patients with a positive diagnosis of Covid-19.

Five of these patients were receiving critical care.

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

A total of 455 people have died with coronavirus at the Royal.

Official figures show the number of positive coronavirus tests in Chesterfield rose by 36 in the latest 24-hour period.

A total of 9,056 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Chesterfield when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Thursday, up from 9,020 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in Chesterfield now stands at 8,631 positive tests per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 10,193.

There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Chesterfield.

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

Earlier this week, researchers revealed they are seeing some waning of protection against coronavirus infections in double-jabbed people.

However, experts say this is to be expected – and vaccines are still doing a very good job overall at protecting people against severe Covid-19 illness and deaths.

As we head into the autumn and winter months, the UK is expected to begin offering some people a third booster jab in September.

The Government is currently waiting for recommendations from an independent advisory body called the JCVI which is looking at evidence to support a decision on booster jabs.

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