164 further coronavirus cases in South Lanarkshire

The number of coronavirus cases in South Lanarkshire increased by 164 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 South Lanarkshire increased by 164 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 43,324 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Lanarkshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 15 (Friday), up from 43,160 on Thursday.

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The rate of infection in South Lanarkshire now stands at 13,504 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 11,023.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 44,212 over the period, to 8,361,651.

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

The dashboard shows 703 people had died in the area by October 15 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.

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

They were among 8,907 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 South Lanarkshire.

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 South Lanarkshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 236,959 people had received both jabs by October 14 (Thursday) – 85% of those aged 12 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across Scotland, 81% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.