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

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the East Riding increased by 574 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 8:32 am
Public Health England figures show that 21,184 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 12) in the East Riding of Yorkshire, up from 20,610 the same time on Friday. Photo: PA Images
Public Health England figures show that 21,184 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 12) in the East Riding of Yorkshire, up from 20,610 the same time on Friday. Photo: PA Images

Public Health England figures show that 21,184 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 12) in the area, up from 20,610 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 of Yorkshire now stands at 6,209 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 7,960.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 97,150 over the period, to 5,155,243.

The East Riding’s cases were among the 470,870 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 10,706 over the period.

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