COVID: 382 further coronavirus cases and six more deaths recorded in Liverpool

The rate of infection in Liverpool now stands at 18,620 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 15,839.

<p>Six more deaths were recorded in Liverpool in the last 24 hours. </p>

Six more deaths were recorded in Liverpool in the last 24 hours.

The number of coronavirus cases in Liverpool increased by 382 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and six more deaths were recorded.

A total of 93,186 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Liverpool when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Tuesday, 7 December, up from 92,804 on Monday.

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The rate of infection in Liverpool now stands at 18,620 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 15,839.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 45,102 over the period, to 10,560,341.

There were also six more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Liverpool.

The dashboard shows 1,367 people had died in the area by 7 December – up from 1,361 on Monday.

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

They were among 20,501 deaths recorded across the North West.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Liverpool.

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 Liverpool have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 303,052 people had received both jabs by December 6 (Monday) – 63% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% of people aged 12 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.