59 further coronavirus cases in North Kesteven

The number of coronavirus cases in North Kesteven increased by 59 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 North Kesteven increased by 59 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 9,103 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in North Kesteven when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 2 (Thursday), up from 9,044 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in North Kesteven now stands at 7,705 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 10,492.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 37,830 over the period, to 6,862,904.

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

The dashboard shows 227 people had died in the area by September 2 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.

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

They were among 10,517 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 nearly nine in 10 people in North Kesteven have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 85,061 people had received both jabs by September 1 (Wednesday) – 86% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 79% 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.