Two more people die after contracting Covid-19 in South Tyneside, with 67 further cases recorded in the borough
Two more people have sadly died after testing positive for coronavirus in South Tyneside, with 67 further Covid-19 cases reported in the latest Government figures.
The Government confirmed on Saturday, September 18, that 164 more people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) had died, leaving the total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK to 135,147.
Deaths are recorded as Covid-19 related where a person has died within 28 days of a positive test.
Across the UK on Saturday, September 18, it was announced that 30,144 more people had tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 7,400,739.
Scroll down for the latest data for South Tyneside.
Covid related deaths
Number of deaths announced on September 18: 2
Deaths within 28 days of a positive test: 459
Deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate: 503
Cases of coronavirus
67 new cases on September 18
Total number of cases since March 2020: 22,493
Weekly case rate
Weekly case rate: 383.8 per 100,000 people
Total number of cases recorded in seven days up to September 13: 580
Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and may not reflect the true number of cases.
Currently in hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland trust: 89
Currently on ventilation: 7
Total admissions: 4,297
Based on the latest available information.