115 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in East Renfrewshire

The number of coronavirus cases in East Renfrewshire increased by 115 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

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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 East Renfrewshire increased by 115 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 37,055 cases had been confirmed in East Renfrewshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 8 (Friday), up from 36,940 on Thursday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in East Renfrewshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 38,575 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 33,733.

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    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.

    The end of free tests in England means the reported number of coronavirus cases in the UK is likely to be an underestimate. However, the Office for National Statistics estimates that 4.1 million people had Covid-19 in the week ending April 2.

    There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in East Renfrewshire.

    The dashboard shows 222 people had died in the area by April 8 (Friday) – up from 221 on Thursday.

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

    They were among 11,650 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 Renfrewshire.

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