183 further coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset

The number of coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset increased by 183 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 183 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 30,383 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 December 17 (Friday), up from 30,200 on Thursday.

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The rate of infection in Bath and North East Somerset now stands at 15,473 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 16,805.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 92,503 over the period, to 11,190,354.

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

The dashboard shows 262 people had died in the area by December 17 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 8,157 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 140,053 people had received both jabs by December 16 (Thursday) – 77% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.