356 further coronavirus cases and two more deaths recorded in Lambeth

The number of coronavirus cases in Lambeth increased by 356 over the weekend, official figures show – and two 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 Lambeth increased by 356 over the weekend, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

A total of 36,762 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Lambeth when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 23 (Monday), up from 36,406 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Lambeth now stands at 11,423 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 were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Lambeth.

    The dashboard shows 517 people had died in the area by August 23 (Monday) – up from 515 on Friday.

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

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

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    The latest figures show 181,109 people had received both jabs by August 22 (Sunday) – 53% 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.