38 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in the East Riding, official figures show

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in East Yorkshire increased by 38 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 10:22 am
Public Health England figures show that 19,009 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (June 24) in the East Riding of Yorkshire, up from 18,971 the same time on Wednesday. Photo: PA Images

Public Health England figures show that 19,009 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (June 24) in the East Riding of Yorkshire, up from 18,971 the same time on Wednesday.

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 5,572 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 7,247.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 16,702 over the period, to 4,684,572.

The East Riding’s cases were among the 420,417 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 1,571 over the period.

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