297 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in the East Riding

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the East Riding increased by 297 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 2:55 pm
Public Health England figures show that 21,718 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (July 14) in the East Riding, up from 21,421 the same time on Tuesday. Photo: PA Images

Public Health England figures show that 21,718 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (July 14) in the area, up from 21,421 the same time on Tuesday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be 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.

The rate of infection in the East Riding now stands at 6,366 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 8,084.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 41,748 over the period, to 5,233,207.

The East Riding’s cases were among the 479,425 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 4,653 over the period.

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