142 further coronavirus cases in Newcastle
The number of coronavirus cases in Newcastle increased by 142 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 51,759 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Newcastle when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on November 11 (Thursday), up from 51,617 on Wednesday.
The rate of infection in Newcastle now stands at 16,869 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 14,183.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 42,401 over the period, to 9,448,402.
However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Newcastle.
The dashboard shows 502 people had died in the area by November 11 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.
It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on five the previous week.
They were among 6,880 deaths recorded across the North East.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Newcastle.
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 nearly two-thirds of people in Newcastle have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 192,396 people had received both jabs by November 10 (Wednesday) – 65% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
Across England, 80% 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.