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Nottinghamshire coronavirus figures on new cases and deaths for each area of county released – Nottinghamshire Live

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Official figures have revealed the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths by area across Nottinghamshire.

The Government revealed this afternoon, Sunday, January 10 there had been another 642 virus cases in the county.

The highest increase was in Nottingham, where 169 new cases have been recorded in the latest daily tally on the Government’s online coronavirus dashboard.

Ashfield saw the second highest increase with 114 new cases, while Rushcliffe had the smallest rise with 29 cases.

In addition, the Government data also shows there have been seven new Covid-related deaths registered in the county.

Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood have recorded two new deaths each, while Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe have each reported one.

Here is the latest daily area-by-area breakdown:

Ashfield – 5,978 (increase of 114)

Bassetlaw – 5,437 (increase of 54)

Broxtowe – 4,779 (increase of 34)

Gedling – 5,525 (increase of 70)

Mansfield – 4,816 (increase of 91)

Newark and Sherwood – 4,699 (increase of 81)

Nottingham – 22,185 (increase of 169)

Rushcliffe – 4,821 (increase of 29)

Total: 642

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Here are the latest figures on deaths in the county within 28 days of a positive Covid test – the official measure used by the Government in its coronavirus mortality data:

Ashfield – 182 (increase of two)

Bassetlaw – 171 (no change) 

Broxtowe – 161 (increase of one)

Gedling – 177 (increase of one)

Mansfield – 136 (no change)

Newark and Sherwood – 130 (increase of two)

Nottingham – 407 (no change)

Rushcliffe – 123 (increase of one)

The figures were released by the Government as officials said a further 563 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 81,431.

The Mirror Online reports that this rise is the highest death toll on a Sunday for seven months.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 54,940 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,072,349.

The latest figures come amid calls from some scientists for the lockdown to be made tougher to get control of the virus.

Speaking earlier today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he would not speculate on whether the lockdown rules could be strengthened.

Asked about the prospect of tighter restrictions, he told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “I don’t want to speculate because the most important message is not whether the Government will further strengthen the rules.

“The most important thing is that people stay at home and follow the rules that we have got.

“And that, in terms of the scale of the impact on the cases… that is the most important thing we can do collectively as a society.”

Mr Hancock, who gave the interview from his own home via video link, added: “It is hard, it is not easy. But if you can do something from home and you don’t need to go outside of home to do it, then you should.

“People need to not just follow the letter of the rules but follow the spirit as well and play their part.”

On Saturday, Professor Robert West, a participant in the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), said that, due to the more infectious variant, the lockdown should be more strict than it is.

He said: “Because we have the more infectious variant, which is somewhere around 50 per cent more infectious than last time round in March, that means that if we were to achieve the same result as we got in March we would have to have a stricter lockdown, and it’s not stricter. It’s actually less strict.”

Susan Michie, professor of health psychology at University College London, also said the current lockdown was “too lax”.

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) member told BBC Radio 4’s Today on Saturday: “When you look at the data, it shows that almost 90 per cent of people are overwhelmingly sticking to the rules despite the fact we’re also seeing more people out and about.

“I think one of the explanations for that is that actually this is quite a lax lockdown because we’ve still got a lot of household contact – people go in and out of each other’s houses.”

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