Coronavirus testing

A slight increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus has been confirmed across Gedling borough in the latest Public Health England figures.

New data shows that 46 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Gedling borough bringing the total to 7,390 testing positive since the start of the pandemic.

The figures were updated last night (February 18).

The previous day’s number of reported cases was 44.

Other areas across Nottinghamshire also reported a rise over the past 24 hours and these are as follows:

Ashfield 62 (44)

Broxtowe 49 (38)

Mansfield 44 (43)

Newark and Sherwood 45 (36)

Rushcliffe 41 (17)

These areas reported a fall in cases:

Nottingham 107 (111)

Bassetlaw 34 (44)

Last weekend, director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, Jonathan Gribbin put out the plea to people in the borough to ‘keep going’ with lockdown rules and halt the spread of the virus.

“It’s really important that we continue to secure further reductions, because that’s what going to keep people safe,” he said.

“It would be quite understandable for anyone to report some fatigue around the lockdown rules and the hard work that it involves for individuals, households and workplaces.

“But with all the encouraging news we’re hearing around the vaccination in particular and hearing from our local health care and social care system that the very worst of the peak might be behind us, I think we need to all of us feel encouraged to keep going with these lockdown rules.

“It remains the case that that’s the way we stop transmission and that’s the way that we’ll be carried into spring in the very safest possible position.”

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