Covid: More than 25,000 people have had coronavirus in Wakefield

A total of 25,282 people have had Covid-19 in Wakefield, the latest figures show.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:16 pm

It comes after Public Health England changed the way it recorded the figures from Friday, which resulted in the removal of more than 8,000 cases from the UK running total.

The number of positive cases reported in Wakefield by 9am on Monday (April 12) was 134 higher than on Thursday.

Cases that are 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.

A total of 25,282 people have had Covid-19 in Wakefield, the latest figures show.

This change in methodology saw 8,010 cases stripped from the UK cumulative total at the end of last week.

Overall, the rate of infection in Wakefield now stands at 7,258 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,791.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases was 3,022 higher than on Thursday, with the total now standing at 4,373,343.

Wakefield's cases were among the 386,971 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 1,313 over the period.

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