125 further coronavirus cases in Hillingdon

The number of coronavirus cases in Hillingdon increased by 125 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

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 Hillingdon increased by 125 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 40,991 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Hillingdon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 13 (Wednesday), up from 40,866 on Tuesday.

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The rate of infection in Hillingdon now stands at 13,265 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 12,441.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 41,446 over the period, to 8,272,883.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Hillingdon.

The dashboard shows 667 people had died in the area by October 13 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on two the previous week.

They were among 16,552 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 Hillingdon.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

The figures also show that nearly two-thirds of people in Hillingdon have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 191,545 people had received both jabs by October 12 (Tuesday) – 64% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% 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.