363 further coronavirus cases in North East Lincolnshire

The number of coronavirus cases in North East Lincolnshire increased by 363 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 North East Lincolnshire increased by 363 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 34,323 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in North East Lincolnshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 5 (Wednesday), up from 33,960 on Tuesday.

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The rate of infection in North East Lincolnshire now stands at 21,538 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 20,701.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 193,814 over the period, to 13,835,334.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in North East Lincolnshire.

The dashboard shows 343 people had died in the area by January 5 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 13,209 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

Today’s death figures include a backlog of hospital deaths reported overnight by NHS England, covering the period January 1 to 4.

Due to a delay in reporting, vaccine data for local authorities in England is not available today.