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Latest data shows huge jumps in cases

The latest data also shows that 1,273 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Nottingham in the seven days to October 2.

It means Nottingham’s rate of new cases per 100,000 people is now 382.4 – a huge jump from 59.5 in the previous week (the seven days to September 25).

The rate in Exeter has soared from 56.3 to 262.5, with 345 new cases.

In Sheffield it has leapt from 100.9 to 286.6, with 1,676 new cases, while in Leeds it has jumped from 144.9 to 316.8, with 2,513 new cases.

In Newcastle upon Tyne, where Northumbria University is based, 1,317 new cases were recorded in the seven days to October 2 – the equivalent of 434.9 per 100,000 people, up from 268.1 in the previous week.

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