Daily recorded coronavirus cases in Calderdale hits almost 100

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Calderdale increased by 91 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

By Abigail Kellett
Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 10:00 am
Daily recorded coronavirus cases hit almost 100 in Calderdale
Daily recorded coronavirus cases hit almost 100 in Calderdale

Public Health England figures show that 2,119 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (October 6) in Calderdale, up from 2,028 the same time on Monday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

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Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 14,542 over the period to 530,113.

It comes after an error which saw 15,841 cases go unreported between September 25 and October 2 because of problems in handling an Excel spreadsheet.

Calderdale's cases were among the 61,668 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 2,437 over the last 24 hours.

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