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

The number of coronavirus cases in East Renfrewshire increased by 72 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 72 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 37,449 cases had been confirmed in East Renfrewshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 13 (Wednesday), up from 37,377 on Tuesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in East Renfrewshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 38,985 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 34,185.

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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.

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

    The dashboard shows 223 people had died in the area by April 13 (Wednesday) – up from 222 on Tuesday.

    It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on three the previous week.

    They were among 11,734 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.