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100 further coronavirus cases and four more deaths recorded in Bolton

The number of coronavirus cases in Bolton increased by 100 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and four more 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.
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 Bolton increased by 100 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and four more deaths were recorded.

A total of 44,645 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bolton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 5 (Tuesday), up from 44,545 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Bolton now stands at 15,488 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 11,990.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,049 over the period, to 7,967,985.

There were also four more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Bolton.

The dashboard shows 802 people had died in the area by October 5 (Tuesday) – up from 798 on Monday.

It means there have been eight deaths in the past week, which is an increase on five the previous week.

They were among 19,369 deaths recorded across the North West.

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

The national total number of deaths reported today may include a number which were unreported yesterday due to a delay from one data source.

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

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