214 further coronavirus cases in South Holland
The number of coronavirus cases in South Holland increased by 214 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 18,414 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Holland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 20 (Thursday), up from 18,200 on Wednesday.
The rate of infection in South Holland now stands at 19,210 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 23,440.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 106,533 over the period, to 15,613,283.
People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.
UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.
However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Holland.
The dashboard shows 236 people had died in the area by January 20 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.
It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.
They were among 12,168 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.
The figures also show that more than three-quarters of people in South Holland have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 68,327 people had received both jabs by January 19 (Wednesday) – 78% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
Across England, 83% 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.