158 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Newcastle

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.
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 Newcastle increased by 158 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Newcastle increased by 158 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 43,088 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Newcastle when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 16 (Thursday), up from 42,930 on Wednesday.

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The rate of infection in Newcastle now stands at 14,043 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 11,107.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 26,326 over the period, to 7,339,009.

The figure does not include cases for Scotland, due to a technical issue affecting the availability of the data on the coronavirus dashboard.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Newcastle.

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The dashboard shows 477 people had died in the area by September 16 (Thursday) – up from 476 on Wednesday.

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

They were among 6,437 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.

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Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

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 180,746 people had received both jabs by September 15 (Wednesday) – 64% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.