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16 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Barnet

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Barnet increased by 16 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

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By Tommy Lumby, Data Reporter  

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Barnet increased by 16 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 30,417 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9 am on Thursday 22nd April in Barnet, up from 30,401 at the same time on Wednesday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures. Cases 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.

The rate of infection in Barnet now stands at 7,684 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,828.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,728 over the period, to 4,398,431.

Barnet's cases were among the 717,133 recorded across London, a figure which rose by 376 over the period.

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

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