66 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Stratford-on-Avon

The number of coronavirus cases in Stratford-on-Avon increased by 66 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 Stratford-on-Avon increased by 66 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 8,929 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Stratford-on-Avon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 3 (Friday), up from 8,863 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in Stratford-on-Avon now stands at 6,744 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 10,548.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 42,065 over the period, to 6,904,969.

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

The dashboard shows 247 people had died in the area by September 3 (Friday) – up from 246 on Thursday.

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

They were among 14,057 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 Stratford-on-Avon.

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 Stratford-on-Avon have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 98,334 people had received both jabs by September 2 (Thursday) – 80% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 79% 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.