158 further coronavirus cases in Rugby

The number of coronavirus cases in Rugby increased by 158 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in Rugby increased by 158 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 11,043 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Rugby when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 6 (Monday), up from 10,885 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Rugby now stands at 9,980 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 10,693.

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    Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 113,958 over the period, to 7,018,927.

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    However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Rugby.

    The dashboard shows 158 people had died in the area by September 6 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

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

    They were among 14,079 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.

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

    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 nearly three-quarters of people in Rugby have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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    The latest figures show 71,824 people had received both jabs by September 5 (Sunday) – 72% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

    Across England, 80% 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.