18,510 people have had coronavirus in the East Riding, new figures show

A total of 18,510 people have had Covid-19 in the East Riding, the latest figures show.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:55 pm
Overall, the rate of infection in the East Riding now stands at 5,425 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,928. Photo: PA Images

It comes after Public Health England changed the way it reported the figures from Friday.

Revision to historical case data in England also led to the removal of 5,500 cases nationally over three days last week.

The number of positive cases reported in the area by 9am on Tuesday (May 25) was 13 higher than Monday.

Cases that are identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – are no longer being counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

These cases are now being removed daily.

Overall, the rate of infection in the East Riding now stands at 5,425 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,928.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases was 2,410 higher than Monday, with the total now standing at 4,467,310.

The East Riding cases were among the 400,659 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 269 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.