69 further coronavirus cases in South Holland

The number of coronavirus cases in South Holland increased by 69 over the weekend, 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.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.
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 69 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 6,438 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Holland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 2 (Monday), up from 6,369 on Friday.

The rate of infection in South Holland now stands at 6,776 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 9,157.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 71,580 over the period, to 5,902,354.

The number of coronavirus deaths were revised down over the weekend in South Holland.

The dashboard shows 195 people had died in the area by August 2 (Monday) – down from 196 on Friday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on one the previous week.

They were among 10,263 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.

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 more than two-thirds of people in South Holland have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 56,609 people had received both jabs by August 1 (Sunday) – 69% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 72% of people aged 18 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.