439 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Bromley

The number of coronavirus cases in Bromley increased by 439 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was 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 Bromley increased by 439 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 75,413 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bromley when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 13 (Thursday), up from 74,974 on Wednesday.

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The rate of infection in Bromley now stands at 22,663 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 22,423.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 105,679 over the period, to 14,967,817.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

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

The dashboard shows 692 people had died in the area by January 13 (Thursday) – up from 691 on Wednesday.

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

They were among 17,931 deaths recorded across London.

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

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

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

The latest figures show 231,947 people had received both jabs by January 12 (Wednesday) – 76% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 83% 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.