Derbyshire clocks more than 5,000 Covid-19 cases in a week

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Derbyshire has clocked 5,000 Covid-19 cases in a week for the first time as infections surge across the county.

For context, the county recorded nearly 1,300 cases of the virus in the entire month of September and 10,702 over the whole of December.

Case rates have doubled across the whole county with Derby’s rate increasing from 221 before Christmas to 634 per 100,000 people. In the High Peak, infection rates have tripled during that same time period from 98 to 364.

The spikes in Amber Valley and Derby are believed to be linked to the new strain of the virus, says Dean Wallace, Derbyshire County Council’s public health director.

Other causes are said to be

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