519 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Croydon

The number of coronavirus cases in Croydon increased by 519 over the weekend, 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 Croydon increased by 519 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 41,956 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Croydon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 23 (Monday), up from 41,437 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Croydon now stands at 10,798 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 10,052.

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    Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 95,434 over the period, to 6,524,581.

    There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the weekend in Croydon.

    The dashboard shows 825 people had died in the area by August 23 (Monday) – up from 824 on Friday.

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    It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

    They were among 15,983 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 Croydon.

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

    Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

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

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    The latest figures show 200,776 people had received both jabs by August 22 (Sunday) – 57% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

    Across England, 76% 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.