143 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in South Holland

The number of coronavirus cases in South Holland increased by 143 over the weekend, 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in South Holland increased by 143 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 8,021 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Holland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 13 (Monday), up from 7,878 on Friday.

The rate of infection in South Holland now stands at 8,368 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 10,996.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 87,753 over the period, to 7,256,559.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the weekend in South Holland.

The dashboard shows 201 people had died in the area by September 13 (Monday) – up from 200 on Friday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 10,634 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 South Holland.

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

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that three-quarters of people in South Holland have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 63,822 people had received both jabs by September 12 (Sunday) – 76% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.