Derbyshire coronavirus latest as death toll rises and more than 150 new cases recorded

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Three more people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died at Derbyshire hospitals, according to the latest NHS figures released on Tuesday (February 23).

Official Government statistics also show that 151 new cases were recorded across Derbyshire and Derby in the last 24 hours.

There were 39 more positive tests in Derby and 112 in the wider county council area.

Outside of the city, the highest number of new cases was reported in Erewash, which recorded 22.

There have now been 64,541 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Derby and Derbyshire since the start of the pandemic.

Two of the new deaths were at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, with one at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

It means that 1,988 people have died from Covid-19 in Derbyshire since the start of the pandemic.

The Government said a further 548 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday,

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