441 further coronavirus cases and six more deaths recorded in Birmingham

The number of coronavirus cases in Birmingham increased by 441 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and six more 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.
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 Birmingham increased by 441 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and six more deaths were recorded.

A total of 155,748 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Birmingham when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 22 (Wednesday), up from 155,307 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Birmingham now stands at 13,656 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 11,362.

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    Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,560 over the period, to 7,530,103.

    There were also six more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Birmingham.

    The dashboard shows 2,888 people had died in the area by September 22 (Wednesday) – up from 2,882 on Tuesday.

    It means there have been 23 deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on 26 the previous week.

    They were among 14,307 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.

    The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Birmingham.

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

    The figures also show that more than half of people in Birmingham have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

    The latest figures show 592,442 people had received both jabs by September 21 (Tuesday) – 58% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

    Across England, 82% of people aged 16 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

    Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.