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100 further coronavirus cases in Bolton

The number of coronavirus cases in Bolton increased by 100 in the last 24 hours, 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 Bolton increased by 100 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 39,626 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bolton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 17 (Tuesday), up from 39,526 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Bolton now stands at 13,747 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 9,763.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 26,628 over the period, to 6,322,241.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Bolton.

The dashboard shows 774 people had died in the area by August 17 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Monday.

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

They were among 18,644 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.

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.

The figures also show that more than two-thirds of people in Bolton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 169,237 people had received both jabs by August 16 (Monday) – 69% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 77% of people aged 18 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.