65 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in South Tyneside

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 65 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in South Tyneside increased by 65 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 49,503 cases had been confirmed in South Tyneside when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 8 (Tuesday), up from 49,438 on Monday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in South Tyneside, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 32,755 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 28,863.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 61,713 over the period, to 19,307,014.

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

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The dashboard shows 560 people had died in the area by March 8 (Tuesday) – up from 559 on Monday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on three the previous week.

They were among 7,953 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.

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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 three in five people in South Tyneside have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 84,108 people had received a booster or third dose by March 7 (Monday) – 61% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

A total of 107,985 people (78%) had received two jabs by that date.

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Across England, 66% of people aged 12 and above had received a booster.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.