50 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Lincoln

The number of coronavirus cases in Lincoln increased by 50 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in Lincoln increased by 50 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 12,888 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Lincoln when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 7 (Thursday), up from 12,838 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in Lincoln now stands at 12,882 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 12,105.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 39,730 over the period, to 8,046,390.

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

The dashboard shows 201 people had died in the area by October 7 (Thursday) – up from 200 on Wednesday.

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

They were among 10,861 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 Lincoln.

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

The figures also show that more than two-thirds of people in Lincoln have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 64,454 people had received both jabs by October 6 (Wednesday) – 69% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

The rates of vaccination uptake have now been updated to include those aged 12 to 15.

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