316 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in the East Riding

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in East Yorkshire increased by 316 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 7:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 8:13 am
Public Health England figures show that 19,932 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 5) in the East Riding. Photo: PA Images
Public Health England figures show that 19,932 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 5) in the East Riding. Photo: PA Images

Public Health England figures show that 19,932 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 5) in the East Riding, up from 19,616 the same time on Friday.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 5,842 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 7,609.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 75,365 over the period, to 4,930,534.

The East Riding’s cases were among the 445,729 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 8,260 over the period.

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