98 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Bath and North East Somerset

The number of coronavirus cases in Bath and North East Somerset increased by 98 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 Bath and North East Somerset increased by 98 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 28,921 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 7 (Tuesday), up from 28,823 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Bath and North East Somerset now stands at 14,729 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 15,839.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 45,102 over the period, to 10,560,341.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Bath and North East Somerset.

The dashboard shows 261 people had died in the area by December 7 (Tuesday) – up from 260 on Monday.

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

They were among 8,061 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 139,151 people had received both jabs by December 6 (Monday) – 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.