Record numbers pinged by Covid-19 app in one week - here are the Derbyshire figures

Figures show more than half-a-million people in England and Wales were pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app in one week.

Sunday, 18th July 2021, 12:44 pm
Some parts of the county saw increases as high as 88 per cent in one week

During the seven days to July 7 app-users received 530,126 alerts telling them to self-isolate – an increase of 46 per cent on the previous week.

The data - now available at a local authority level – shows in Derbyshire the number of alerts in some parts of the county shot up by as much as 88 per cent.

Below are the figures for Chesterfield, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

1,082 - up from 923. An increase of 159 (17 per cent).

They were released as latest health data shows 54,674 new cases of Covid-19 across the country.

However health chiefs in England say the app is throwing workforces into chaos – with 80 per cent absenteeism in some sectors.

1,347 - up from 716. An increase of 631 (88 per cent).
535 - up from 304. An increase of 231 (76 per cent).
529 - up from 302. An increase of 227 (75 per cent).
1,120 - up from 862. An increase of 358 (41 per cent).
835 - up from 674. An increase of 161 (23 per cent).