Thanks to changes in how the Government is reporting covid statistics, Salford’s confirmed case number has jumped by over 300.
Salford was on 986 confirmed cases of coronavirus yesterday.
This is because the Government has only been reporting numbers of cases confirmed in a hospital or laboratory setting, such as healthcare workers and the most severe cases, the OLD numbers.
However, today the Government started including results from home testing kits and other non-essential settings, the NEW numbers.
This has, on the surface, caused a massive increase across many regions.
With that in mind, the current number of cases in each region is as follows:
OLD: 986 NEW: 1,297
OLD: 819 NEW: 1,261
OLD: 1,063 NEW: 1,785
OLD: 892 NEW: 1,528
OLD: 1,163 NEW: 1,811
OLD: 886 NEW: 1,496
OLD: 1,093 NEW: 1,613
OLD: 1,744 NEW: 2,835
OLD: 885 NEW: 1,240
OLD: 1,235 NEW: 2,109
The Government has placed the notice below on it’s dashboard.