40 further coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire

The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 40 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.

The number of coronavirus cases in East Dunbartonshire increased by 40 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 8,054 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in East Dunbartonshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 13 (Friday), up from 8,014 on Thursday.

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The rate of infection in East Dunbartonshire now stands at 7,406 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Scotland average of 6,604.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 32,362 over the period, to 6,211,868.

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

The dashboard shows 201 people had died in the area by August 13 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 8,029 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.

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 74,033 people had received both jabs by August 12 (Thursday) – 85% of those aged 18 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across Scotland, 77% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.