More than 900 recorded coronavirus cases and three more deaths in Calderdale over the weekend

The number of coronavirus cases in Calderdale increased by 949 over the weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

By Abigail Kellett
Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 6:00 pm
More than 900 recorded coronavirus cases and three more deaths in Calderdale over the weekend
More than 900 recorded coronavirus cases and three more deaths in Calderdale over the weekend

A total of 50,530 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Calderdale when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 17 (Monday), up from 49,581 on Friday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 239,015 over the period, to 15,305,410.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

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UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Calderdale.

The dashboard shows 407 people had died in the area by January 17 (Monday) – up from 404 on Friday.

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

They were among 13,446 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 Calderdale.

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 three-quarters of people in Calderdale have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 145,102 people had received both jabs by January 16 (Sunday) – 76% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 83% 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.