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

The number of coronavirus cases in South Holland increased by 88 in the last 24 hours, 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 88 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 10,554 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Holland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 27 (Wednesday), up from 10,466 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in South Holland now stands at 11,010 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 13,376.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 43,922 over the period, to 8,897,149.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Holland.

The dashboard shows 217 people had died in the area by October 27 (Wednesday) – up from 216 on Tuesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 11,073 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.

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 65,545 people had received both jabs by October 26 (Tuesday) – 74% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 79% 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.