319 further coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire

The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 319 over the weekend, 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 319 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 8,781 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in East Dunbartonshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 23 (Monday), up from 8,462 on Friday.

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The rate of infection in East Dunbartonshire now stands at 8,075 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Scotland average of 7,073.

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

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in East Dunbartonshire.

The dashboard shows 201 people had died in the area by August 23 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 8,070 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

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 nearly nine in 10 people in East Dunbartonshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 76,788 people had received both jabs by August 22 (Sunday) – 88% of those aged 18 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across Scotland, 79% of people aged 16 and above had received a second dose of the jab.