793 further coronavirus cases and two more deaths recorded in the East Riding, figures show

The number of coronavirus cases in the East Riding increased by 793 over the weekend, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

By Patrick Jack (data reporter)
Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 11:00 am
A total of 54,891 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the East Riding when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday (December 20), up from 54,098 on Friday. Photo: PA Images
A total of 54,891 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the East Riding when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday (December 20), up from 54,098 on Friday. Photo: PA Images

A total of 54,891 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the East Riding when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday (December 20), up from 54,098 on Friday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 262,767 over the period, to 11,453,121.

There were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in the East Riding.

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The dashboard shows 880 people had died in the area by Monday, December 20 – up from 878 on Friday.

It means there have been eight deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on 11 the previous week.

They were among 13,058 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.

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

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

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in the East Riding have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 262,650 people had received both jabs by Sunday, December 19 – 83% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 82% of people aged 12 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.