Number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in Calderdale rises by 71 over weekend

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The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Calderdale increased by 71 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,713 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (September 28) in Calderdale, up from 1,642 the same time on Friday.

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Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 15,777 over the period, to 439,013.

Calderdale's cases were among the 48,243 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 1,843 over the period.

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