Coronavirus: cases rise in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire
The number of cases of coronavirus recorded by Public Health England rose again today (Wednesday, April 1).
In Rutland another patient tested positive, bringing the county's total to four. In Lincolnshire the increase was highest, with 29 more people testing positive.
Although Covid-19 testing has increased in the UK, a true figure of how many people have contracted the illness is not known. This is because some people may have been exposed to the virus but not yet developed symptoms, while others have symptoms which do not require medical intervention or testing.
These are the current Public Health England figures (and the rise since yesterday):
- Leicestershire 187 (+24)
- Northamptonshire 187 (+17)
- Cambridgeshire 141 (+12)
- Lincolnshire 133 (+29)
- Peterborough 36 (+0)
- Rutland 4 (+1)
The total number of UK cases recorded by Public Health England is 29,474 (+4,324) cases with 2,352 (+563) deaths to date.