178 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in South Lanarkshire

The number of coronavirus cases in South Lanarkshire increased by 178 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was 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 South Lanarkshire increased by 178 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 47,780 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Lanarkshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on November 11 (Thursday), up from 47,602 on Wednesday.

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The rate of infection in South Lanarkshire now stands at 14,893 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 12,332.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 42,401 over the period, to 9,448,402.

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

The dashboard shows 727 people had died in the area by November 11 (Thursday) – up from 726 on Wednesday.

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

They were among 9,358 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.

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 238,971 people had received both jabs by November 10 (Wednesday) – 86% of those aged 12 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across Scotland, 82% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.