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Coronavirus: Big rise in local cases

Coronavirus: Big rise in local cases

Published by May Norman at 6:29am 26th March 2020.

Local cases continue to rise

  • Official figures show that 15 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in North Yorkshire.
  • It brings the number of cases recorded in the area up to 45.
  • There's been an increase in Leeds and Bradford too, with 53 and 16 cases respectively.
  • Across the North East and Yorkshire, that figure stands at 698.

Official figures show that 15 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in North Yorkshire.

It brings the number of cases recorded in the area up to 45, as 405,000 people across the UK came forward as volunteers to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Public Health England figures show that 45 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am yesterday morning (25 March) in North Yorkshire, up from 30 the same time the day before. 

NHS advice on coronavirus displayed in hospitals
We're being encouraged to wash our hand regularly

The official figures also revealed 53 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Leeds.

There continues to be a rise in Bradford too - where 16 cases have been confirmed.

NHS Coronavirus Pod Sign
Isolation pods remain at Harrogate Hospital

Total cases recorded across the North East and Yorkshire now stand at 542 - a figure which rose by 156 over the 24-hour period.

Across the UK, 9,529 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Wednesday, up from 8,077 at the same point on Monday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

In total, 97,019 people had been tested, and 463 had died.