The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire areas have recorded a further 568 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours according to the latests figures.
Figures released by Public Health England on today (October 17) show 280 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the Nottingham today.
In total, 288 new cases have been recorded across the wider county of Nottinghamshire in the last 24 hours.
The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 16,171 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 705,428.
The Government also said a further 150 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Saturday. This brings the UK total to 43,579.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Below is the list for all areas in Nottinghamshire, listing the total number of cases since the pandemic began and the number of positive tests recorded today (October 17):
Nottingham – 8,065 (increase of 280)
Ashfield – 1,230 (increase of 54)
Bassetlaw – 1,069 (increase of 35)
Broxtowe – 1,393 (increase of 32)
Gedling – 1,275 (increase of 57)
Mansfield – 825 (increase of 33)
Newark and Sherwood – 1,171 (increase of 25)
Rushcliffe – 1,398 (increase of 52)
The news comes as Boris Johnson said the Government “stands ready” to apply more draconian restrictions but wanted to do in collaboration with local leaders.
He said that the tier-based system offered a “chance to get R down”, adding: “We think the budget of measures we’ve set out would do it if we all implemented them together, if we did it together with the local authorities, regions we’ve identified.
“There are regions across the country that now need to do more and it will take everybody working together to achieve it.”
“My judgment is it is better to go for that route now than to go back to the bad old days, or the most difficult period, of closing ours schools again…”
Mr Johnson added: “You called for more draconian measures – be in no doubt the Government stands ready to apply those measures as soon as we think they’re necessary.”