54 further coronavirus cases in West Lindsey

The number of coronavirus cases in West Lindsey increased by 54 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

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 54 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 7,211 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in West Lindsey when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 25 (Wednesday), up from 7,157 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in West Lindsey now stands at 7,497 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 10,141.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 35,547 over the period, to 6,590,747.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in West Lindsey.

The dashboard shows 196 people had died in the area by August 25 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.

They were among 10,433 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in West Lindsey have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 66,158 people had received both jabs by August 24 (Tuesday) – 83% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 77% of people aged 16 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.