102 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in East Dunbartonshire

The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 102 over the bank holiday weekend which saw the end of all Covid-19 restrictions, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

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The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 102 over the bank holiday weekend which saw the end of all Covid-19 restrictions, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The end of mass testing from April 30 means the figures are not an accurate reflection of the number of people with Covid.

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A total of 43,288 cases had been confirmed in East Dunbartonshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 3 (Tuesday), up from 43,186 on Friday.

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    The cumulative rate of infection in East Dunbartonshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 39,805 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 35,265.

    In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

    Coronavirus restrictions were eased further over the weekend – with self-isolation requirements scrapped, those with symptoms no longer needing to take a PCR test and mass testing coming to an end.

    There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest four-day period in East Dunbartonshire.

    The dashboard shows 280 people had died in the area by May 3 (Tuesday) – up from 279 on Friday.

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

    They were among 12,088 deaths recorded across Scotland.

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

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

    Figures reported after a weekend are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths.