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135 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Salford

The number of coronavirus cases in Salford increased by 135 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 Salford increased by 135 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 36,429 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Salford when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 17 (Tuesday), up from 36,294 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Salford now stands at 13,867 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.

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

The dashboard shows 583 people had died in the area by August 17 (Tuesday) – up from 582 on Monday.

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

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that three in five people in Salford have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 136,329 people had received both jabs by August 16 (Monday) – 59% 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.