63 further coronavirus cases and two more deaths recorded in North Lincolnshire

The number of coronavirus cases in North Lincolnshire increased by 63 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more 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.
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 63 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

A total of 45,641 cases had been confirmed in North Lincolnshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 4 (Friday), up from 45,578 on Thursday.

The cumulative rate of infection in North Lincolnshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 26,421 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 28,616.

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 44,485 over the period, to 19,119,181.

There were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in North Lincolnshire.

The dashboard shows 383 people had died in the area by March 4 (Friday) – up from 381 on Thursday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 14,368 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 100,369 people had received a booster or third dose by March 3 (Thursday) – 64% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

A total of 124,840 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.

Around 11,000 historical vaccinations carried out across England in 2021 have been included in today's figures.

They were previously uncounted due to a technical issue, the UKHSA said.