166 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in West Lindsey

The number of coronavirus cases in West Lindsey increased by 166 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in West Lindsey increased by 166 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 20,593 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in West Lindsey when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 25 (Tuesday), up from 20,427 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in West Lindsey now stands at 21,410 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 24,125.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 94,031 over the period, to 16,047,716.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

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

The dashboard shows 225 people had died in the area by January 25 (Tuesday) – up from 224 on Monday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on three the previous week.

They were among 12,259 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 West Lindsey.

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

The figures also show that nearly nine in 10 people in West Lindsey have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 73,733 people had received both jabs by January 24 (Monday) – 85% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 84% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

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