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  • Change to case reporting in England

    April 2021

    Date of change: 9 April

    The way cases are reported has changed. Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests within 3 days that were all negative. Cases of this type that were previously reported were removed from the cumulative total, reducing the total by 8,010. Newly reported numbers of cases for the UK and England were unaffected by the removal of these. Historical published date totals have not been changed.

    Newly reported cases at regional and local authority level within England are calculated as the daily change in the total number of cases. This means that for 9 April 2021, these show significantly lower numbers or zero, and should not be considered as the actual number of new cases reported on that date. Details of the changes and numbers of newly reported cases for 9 April 2021 are available in csv (wide format) and csv (long format).
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    Last updated on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 10:00am

    People tested positive

    Daily 2,589
    Total 4,368,045

    Cases by specimen date
    Number of people with at least one positive COVID-19 test result, either lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test (England only), by specimen date. Positive rapid lateral flow test results can be confirmed with PCR tests taken within 72 hours. If the PCR test results are negative, these are not reported as cases. People tested positive more than once are only counted once, on the date of their first positive test. Data for the period ending 5 days before the date when the website was last updated with data for the selected area, highlighted in grey, are incomplete.

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    Well they kept that quiet. Thank you for the info Mary.
    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."