573 further coronavirus cases and three more deaths recorded in Wirral

The number of coronavirus cases in Wirral increased by 573 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show – and three more 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 Wirral increased by 573 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

A total of 37,062 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Wirral when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 31 (Tuesday), up from 36,489 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Wirral now stands at 11,427 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 10,398.

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    Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 123,182 over the period, to 6,789,581.

    There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded over the bank holiday weekend in Wirral.

    The dashboard shows 838 people had died in the area by August 31 (Tuesday) – up from 835 on Friday.

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

    They were among 18,810 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 Wirral.

    Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

    The figures also show that more than three-quarters of people in Wirral have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

    The latest figures show 210,873 people had received both jabs by August 30 (Monday) – 78% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

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    Across England, 78% of people aged 16 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.