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151 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Bolton

The number of coronavirus cases in Bolton increased by 151 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 151 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 44,796 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bolton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 6 (Wednesday), up from 44,645 on Tuesday.

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The rate of infection in Bolton now stands at 15,541 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 12,047.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 38,675 over the period, to 8,006,660.

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

The dashboard shows 803 people had died in the area by October 6 (Wednesday) – up from 802 on Tuesday.

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

They were among 19,384 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.

Vaccination uptake for the UK has been suspended to allow developers to work on a solution to include 12 to 15-year-olds.