103 further coronavirus cases in Bury

The number of coronavirus cases in Bury increased by 103 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in Bury increased by 103 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 29,774 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bury when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 13 (Wednesday), up from 29,671 on Tuesday.

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The rate of infection in Bury now stands at 15,612 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 12,441.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 41,446 over the period, to 8,272,883.

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

The dashboard shows 590 people had died in the area by October 13 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

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

They were among 19,493 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 Bury.

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 Bury have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 124,123 people had received both jabs by October 12 (Tuesday) – 70% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% 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.