Teesside recorded its largest daily rise in coronavirus cases on the day Middlesbrough and Hartlepool saw local lockdown measures take effect.
The Public Health Authority in England confirmed 186 other cases on Saturday evening, bringing the total number of HIV cases in Teesside to 5,261.
Restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus went into effect in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool – but Stockton, as well as Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland, were not affected.
Middlesbrough It saw its biggest spike on Saturday and overtook Stockton once again as the area with the highest cases, after its neighbor came forward the day before.
Redcar and Cleveland are now the fourth Teesside Council district to record more than 1,000 cases.
on Friday, Teesside Live reported How taken Just 11 days for the total to go from 4,000 to 5,000.
It took early July through September 20 to go from 3,000 to 4,000.
The last detail is as follows:
- Middlesbrough 1,591 (an increase of 64)
- Stockton 1,584 (up to 49)
- Redcar & Cleveland 1030 (up to 32)
- Hartlepool 1056 (up to 41)
The past two weeks have seen a spike in the daily numbers of cases, which have crossed 100 – the highest since the start of the epidemic – on a number of occasions.
The previous highest daily increase was 126.
But in terms of screening, it is possible that many cases could have been detected in March and April if testing capacity was not limited to those admitted to the hospital.
Public Health England said on Saturday that the total reported cases in the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between September 24 and October 1, adding to the number of reported cases.
Since then, the ability to test has grown and those with symptoms can get tested – although some have found it difficult in recent weeks to book a local test.
But the availability of more testing has not led to this increase in cases, as local and national leaders have repeatedly confirmed that the proportion of those taking testing is increasing from levels seen in July and August.
On Thursday it was She confirmed that someone else had lost his life After he tested positive for the virus, the total number of hospital patients who suffered virus-related deaths in Teesside rose to 404, according to NHS figures.