97 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in South Tyneside
The number of coronavirus cases in South Tyneside increased by 97 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A total of 50,006 cases had been confirmed in South Tyneside when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on March 15 (Tuesday), up from 49,909 on Monday.
The cumulative rate of infection in South Tyneside, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 33,087 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 29,547.
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 119,229 over the last 24 hours, to 19,820,181.
This figure includes cases not reported by Public Health Scotland yesterday due to a technical issue.
There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Tyneside.
The dashboard shows 561 people had died in the area by March 15 (Tuesday) – up from 560 on Monday.
It means there has been one death in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.
They were among 7,983 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.
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 84,304 people had received a booster or third dose by March 14 (Monday) – 61% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
A total of 108,242 people (79%) had received two jabs by that date.
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.