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283 further coronavirus cases and three more deaths recorded in Bolton

The number of coronavirus cases in Bolton increased by 283 over the weekend, official figures show – and three 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 283 over the weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

A total of 43,826 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bolton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 27 (Monday), up from 43,543 on Friday.

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The rate of infection in Bolton now stands at 15,204 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 11,603.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 100,228 over the period, to 7,701,715.

There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Bolton.

The dashboard shows 794 people had died in the area by September 27 (Monday) – up from 791 on Friday.

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

They were among 19,264 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.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that nearly three-quarters of people in Bolton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 181,538 people had received both jabs by September 26 (Sunday) – 72% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 82% 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.