272 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in North East Lincolnshire

The number of coronavirus cases in North East Lincolnshire increased by 272 over the bank holiday weekend, 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in North East Lincolnshire increased by 272 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 18,650 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in North East Lincolnshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 31 (Tuesday), up from 18,378 on Friday.

The rate of infection in North East Lincolnshire now stands at 11,703 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 10,398.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 123,182 over the period, to 6,789,581.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the bank holiday weekend in North East Lincolnshire.

The dashboard shows 294 people had died in the area by August 31 (Tuesday) – up from 293 on Friday.

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

They were among 11,517 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.

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

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

The figures also show that three-quarters of people in North East Lincolnshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 97,912 people had received both jabs by August 30 (Monday) – 74% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% 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.