56 further coronavirus cases in North Kesteven
The number of coronavirus cases in North Kesteven increased by 56 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 11,275 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in North Kesteven when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 8 (Friday), up from 11,219 on Thursday.
The rate of infection in North Kesteven now stands at 9,543 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 12,160.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 34,910 over the period, to 8,081,300 – though no figures were included for Wales because of a technical issue.
However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in North Kesteven.
The dashboard shows 233 people had died in the area by October 8 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.
It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.
They were among 10,877 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 North Kesteven.
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 North Kesteven have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 88,019 people had received both jabs by October 7 (Thursday) – 82% 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.
Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.