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150 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Bolton

The number of coronavirus cases in Bolton increased by 150 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.
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 150 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 52,117 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bolton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 3 (Friday), up from 51,967 on Thursday.

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The rate of infection in Bolton now stands at 18,081 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 15,566.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 50,573 over the period, to 10,379,647.

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

The dashboard shows 827 people had died in the area by December 3 (Friday) – up from 826 on Thursday.

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

They were among 20,454 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.

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 188,805 people had received both jabs by December 2 (Thursday) – 70% 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.