71 further coronavirus cases in South Tyneside
The number of coronavirus cases in South Tyneside increased by 71 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 18,586 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Tyneside when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 27 (Tuesday), up from 18,515 on Monday.
The rate of infection in South Tyneside now stands at 12,311 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 8,907.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 23,228 over the period, to 5,745,526.
However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Tyneside.
The dashboard shows 436 people had died in the area by July 27 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Monday.
It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on five the previous week.
They were among 6,093 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.
The figures also show that more than two-thirds of people in South Tyneside have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 88,369 people had received both jabs by July 26 (Monday) – 69% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
Across England, 71% 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.