159 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in North Lincolnshire

The number of coronavirus cases in North Lincolnshire increased by 159 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.
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 Lincolnshire increased by 159 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 46,512 cases had been confirmed in North Lincolnshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 11 (Friday), up from 46,353 on Thursday.

The cumulative rate of infection in North Lincolnshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 26,925 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 29,145.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 72,509 over the period, to 19,530,485.

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

The dashboard shows 384 people had died in the area by March 11 (Friday) – up from 383 on Thursday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on two the previous week.

They were among 14,414 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 Lincolnshire.

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

The figures also show that nearly two-thirds of people in North Lincolnshire have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 100,468 people had received a booster or third dose by March 10 (Thursday) – 65% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

A total of 125,045 people (80%) had received two jabs by that date.

Across England, 66% of people aged 12 and above had received a booster.

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