77 further coronavirus cases in Lincoln

The number of coronavirus cases in Lincoln increased by 77 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 Lincoln increased by 77 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 16,566 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Lincoln when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 7 (Tuesday), up from 16,489 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Lincoln now stands at 16,558 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 15,839.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 45,102 over the period, to 10,560,341.

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

The dashboard shows 214 people had died in the area by December 7 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Monday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 11,558 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

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

The latest figures show 67,004 people had received both jabs by December 6 (Monday) – 71% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.