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The latest coronavirus and vaccination figures for South Kesteven and Rutland

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The area's coronavirus infection is higher than the national average as cases rise in South Kesteven and Rutland.

In the past week, 833 covid cases have been confirmed in South Kesteven bringing the total to 14,836 people who have tested positive throughout the pandemic.

This equates to about 11 per cent of the district's population.

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Of these, 73 cases are attributable to Bourne, 95 to Stamford and 33 to Market Deeping.

The district's seven-day infection rate stands at 501 per every 100,000 people compared with 272 a month ago. Nationally, the seven-day infection rate is 373.

The number of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test remains at 286.

Coronavirus cases are also increasing in Rutland as 184 more positive cases have been confirmed.

The seven-day infection rate stands at 437 per every 100,000 people, which is above the national average, according to figures released by Public Health England yesterday (October 13).

A total of 3,636 confirmed cases have been recorded throughout the pandemic, which equates to nine per cent of the county's population.

No new deaths have been recorded in the county, with the total remaining at 66.

According to statistics, 85.6 per cent of the country's population aged 12 and over has received their first covid vaccination with 78.7 having had their second jab.

In Rutland 78.5 per cent of the population have been double-jabbed while in South Kesteven 80.1 per cent have.

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