157 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Coventry

The number of coronavirus cases in Coventry increased by 157 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 Coventry increased by 157 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 33,218 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Coventry when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 6 (Friday), up from 33,061 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in Coventry now stands at 8,756 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 9,289.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 31,442 over the period, to 6,014,023.

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

The dashboard shows 559 people had died in the area by August 6 (Friday) – up from 558 on Thursday.

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

They were among 13,738 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Coventry.

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

The figures also show that more than half of people in Coventry have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 173,507 people had received both jabs by August 5 (Thursday) – 54% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 73% 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.