180 further coronavirus cases in Tameside

The number of coronavirus cases in Tameside increased by 180 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.
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 Tameside increased by 180 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 76,502 cases had been confirmed in Tameside when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 24 (Thursday), up from 76,322 on Wednesday.

The cumulative rate of infection in Tameside, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 33,684 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 30,693.

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    In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

    Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 97,819 over the last 24 hours, to 20,613,817.

    There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Tameside.

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    The dashboard shows 839 people had died in the area by March 24 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.

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

    They were among 23,053 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 Tameside.

    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 half of people in Tameside have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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    The latest figures show 119,903 people had received a booster or third dose by March 23 (Wednesday) – 57% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

    A total of 161,602 people (77%) had received two jabs by that date.

    Across England, 67% of people aged 12 and above had received a booster.

    Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.