111 further coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset

The number of coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset increased by 111 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 Bath and North East Somerset increased by 111 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 17,403 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bath and North East Somerset when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 21 (Tuesday), up from 17,292 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Bath and North East Somerset now stands at 8,863 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 11,315.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 31,095 over the period, to 7,496,543.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Bath and North East Somerset.

The dashboard shows 237 people had died in the area by September 21 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Monday.

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

They were among 7,284 deaths recorded across the South West.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Bath and North East Somerset.

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 three-quarters of people in Bath and North East Somerset have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 132,773 people had received both jabs by September 20 (Monday) – 77% 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.