One more person sadly dies and another 47 Covid cases confirmed in South Tyneside

A further 47 Covid-19 cases have been recorded across the borough as one more person sadly dies after testing positive for the illness.

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 6:48 pm
South Tyneside District Hospital

The Government confirmed on Wednesday, December 8, that 161 more people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) had died, taking the total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK to 145,987.

Deaths are recorded as Covid-19 related where a person has died within 28 days of a positive test.

Across the UK on Wednesday, December 8, it was announced that 51,342 more people had tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total UK cases since the start of the pandemic to 10,610,958.

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Coronavirus testing.

Scroll down for the latest data for South Tyneside.

Covid-related deaths

Number of deaths announced on December 8: 1

Deaths within 28 days of a positive test: 503

Deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate: 556

Cases of coronavirus

47 more cases on December 8

Total number of cases since March 2020: 28,703

Weekly case rate

Weekly case rate: 278.6 per 100,000 people

Total number of cases recorded in seven days up to December 3: 421

Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and may not reflect the true number of cases.

Hospital admissions

Currently in hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland trust: 77

Currently on ventilation: 10

Total admissions: 4,998

Based on the latest available information.

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