186 further coronavirus cases in South Tyneside

The number of coronavirus cases in South Tyneside increased by 186 over the weekend, 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.
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 South Tyneside increased by 186 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 19,848 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Tyneside when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 16 (Monday), up from 19,662 on Friday.

The rate of infection in South Tyneside now stands at 13,133 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 9,724.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 83,745 over the period, to 6,295,613 – although the latest figure does not include the number of new cases in Wales due to a technical issue reported by Public Health Wales.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in South Tyneside.

The dashboard shows 447 people had died in the area by August 16 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on five the previous week.

They were among 6,230 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 South Tyneside.

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.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that nearly three-quarters of people in South Tyneside have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 92,752 people had received both jabs by August 15 (Sunday) – 72% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 76% of people aged 18 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.