42 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in North Warwickshire

The number of coronavirus cases in North Warwickshire increased by 42 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 North Warwickshire increased by 42 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 11,106 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in North Warwickshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 8 (Wednesday), up from 11,064 on Tuesday.

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The rate of infection in North Warwickshire now stands at 16,968 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 15,916.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 50,617 over the period, to 10,610,958.

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

The dashboard shows 166 people had died in the area by December 8 (Wednesday) – up from 165 on Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on two the previous week.

They were among 15,239 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 North Warwickshire.

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

The figures also show that four in five people in North Warwickshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 47,339 people had received both jabs by December 7 (Tuesday) – 80% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.