154 further coronavirus cases and two more deaths recorded in Bath and North East Somerset

The number of coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset increased by 154 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two 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 Bath and North East Somerset increased by 154 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

A total of 24,920 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 November 4 (Thursday), up from 24,766 on Wednesday.

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The rate of infection in Bath and North East Somerset now stands at 12,691 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 13,836.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 36,559 over the period, to 9,208,219.

There were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Bath and North East Somerset.

The dashboard shows 249 people had died in the area by November 4 (Thursday) – up from 247 on Wednesday.

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

They were among 7,701 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.

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 137,070 people had received both jabs by November 3 (Wednesday) – 76% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 79% 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.