66 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Boston

The number of coronavirus cases in Boston increased by 66 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.
A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Boston increased by 66 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 18,546 cases had been confirmed in Boston when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 10 (Thursday), up from 18,480 on Wednesday.

The cumulative rate of infection in Boston, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 26,181 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 29,046.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 84,092 over the period, to 19,457,976.

Almost 14,000 historic cases included in the most recent update were recorded in Scotland between January 6 and March 10.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Boston.

The dashboard shows 221 people had died in the area by March 10 (Thursday) – up from 220 on Wednesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 12,930 deaths recorded across the East Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Boston.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that half of people in Boston have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 36,771 people had received a booster or third dose by March 9 (Wednesday) – 51% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

A total of 47,455 people (66%) had received two jabs by that date.

Across England, 66% of people aged 12 and above had received a booster.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.