Almost 300 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Calderdale over the weekend

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Calderdale increased by 293 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 11:30 am

Public Health England figures show that 16,291 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (June 28) in Calderdale up from 15,998 the same time on Friday.

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The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

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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.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 55,210 over the period, to 4,755,078.

Calderdale's cases were among the 427,455 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 5,514 over the period.

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