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17 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Barnet

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Barnet increased by 17 in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.

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By Katie Williams, Data Reporter  

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Barnet increased by 17 in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 29,985 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9 am on Wednesday, 24th March in Barnet, up from 29,968 at the same time on Tuesday.

The health body is now including Pillar two tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar one tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Barnet now stands at 7,575 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 6,704. Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 5,604 over the period, to 4,312,908.

Barnet's cases were among the 708,339 recorded across London, a figure which rose by 508 over the period. Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

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