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Rates of infection in the city have risen dramatically over the past week, to the extent it is now the sixth worst affected area in the country for coronavirus.
Advice to avoid all non-essential travel could also be given, something which could affect people living in Derbyshire who travel to the neighbouring city.
Health officials in Nottingham say they believe fresh lockdown restrictions could be put in place this week as they redouble efforts to stop the spread of the disease.
This could include measures that have been seen in places such as Manchester and Newcastle, such as not being allowed to meet people you do not live with in their homes or in their gardens.
Speaking on Tuesday, October 6, Nottingham’s director of Public Health Alison Challenger said while new restrictions have not been put in place yet, people in the city should change their behaviour now before they come into force.
Health officials in the area have warned the public that a lockdown could be put in place after 169 cases were recorded in the 24 hours leading up to Monday, October 5.
This is in stark contrast to Derby, which saw an increase of 23 cases over the same period of time.
Nottingham now has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 in the country, after it jumped from 59.5 to 382.4 cases per 100,000 people.
This is higher than areas such as Leeds, Leicester and Birmingham which are currently in lockdown.
While the city as a whole has a high infection rate, the University of Nottingham has seen a particularly marked increase in cases, with 425 students and eight members of staff having already tested positive.
Surrounding areas, including Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Mansfield and Rushcliffe, all of which border parts of Derbyshire, have seen an increase in confirmed cases.
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However, the increase in these areas are much lower than in Nottingham itself and are on a par with the increases seen in local authorities in Derbyshire.
Actu monde – GB – Nottingham set for lockdown as coronavirus infections soar