Covid deaths recorded in South Kesteven and Rutland
Two more covid deaths have been recorded in the area during the past few days.
In South Kesteven, a further death within 28 days of a positive covid test has been recorded, according to figures released by Public Health England yesterday (January 13).
The latest fatality brings the number of deaths recorded in the district to 312, up from 311 on Tuesday (January 11). The previous week also saw a rise in fatality with a further four deaths recorded in South Kesteven.
The district's seven-day infection rate has dropped slightly, standing at 1,482 cases per every 100,000 people, down from 1,575 on Tuesday.
In the past week 2,122 people have tested positive for the virus with 29,092 cases recorded throughout the pandemic.
In Rutland, a further death has also been recorded bringing the number of people who have lost their lives within 28 days of a positive test to 74. This is up from 73 on Tuesday.
The county has seen 558 new confirmed cases recorded in the past week with the infection rate standing at 1,379 positive tests per every 100,000 people.