91 further coronavirus cases in East Lindsey

The number of coronavirus cases in East Lindsey increased by 91 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 East Lindsey increased by 91 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 13,055 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in East Lindsey when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 29 (Wednesday), up from 12,964 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in East Lindsey now stands at 9,192 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 11,703.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 35,059 over the period, to 7,771,294.

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

The dashboard shows 407 people had died in the area by September 29 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

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

They were among 10,801 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 East Lindsey.

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 more than four in five people in East Lindsey have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 107,692 people had received both jabs by September 28 (Tuesday) – 84% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 82% of people aged 16 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.