622 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Coventry

The number of coronavirus cases in Coventry increased by 622 over the bank holiday 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 Coventry increased by 622 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 37,463 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Coventry when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 31 (Tuesday), up from 36,841 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Coventry now stands at 9,875 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 10,398.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 123,182 over the period, to 6,789,581.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the bank holiday weekend in Coventry.

The dashboard shows 569 people had died in the area by August 31 (Tuesday) – up from 568 on Friday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on four the previous week.

They were among 13,992 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 three in five people in Coventry have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 193,675 people had received both jabs by August 30 (Monday) – 61% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% 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.