418 further coronavirus cases and three more deaths recorded in South Lanarkshire

The number of coronavirus cases in South Lanarkshire increased by 418 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and three more deaths were 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 South Lanarkshire increased by 418 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

A total of 124,283 cases had been confirmed in South Lanarkshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 7 (Thursday), up from 123,865 on Wednesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in South Lanarkshire, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 38,739 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the Scotland average of 33,621.

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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 were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Lanarkshire.

    The dashboard shows 888 people had died in the area by April 7 (Thursday) – up from 885 on Wednesday.

    It means there have been 16 deaths in the past week, which is an increase on 15 the previous week.

    They were among 11,615 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.