Derbyshire coronavirus update as Prime Minister announces roadmap out of England lockdown

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More than 230 cases of coronavirus have been reported across Derbyshire, according to official Government figures.

The statistics, published today (February 22), show that 239 people tested positive for Covid-19 across the county in the last 24 hours.

Derby reported a total of 79 new cases, which brings the total number of cases in the city since the start of the pandemic to 18,891.

Outside of the city, a further 160 positive tests were returned across the county. The highest number of new cases were reported in Erewash which recorded 40. Since the start of the pandemic there has now been 64,390 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Derbyshire.

Public Health England also revealed that eight more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid while at Derbyshire hospitals. Three of the deaths were at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and five were at Derby and Burton

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