152 further coronavirus cases in Crawley, official figures show

The number of coronavirus cases in Crawley increased by 152 over the weekend, official figures show.

Monday, 16th August 2021, 8:27 pm
Updated Monday, 16th August 2021, 8:30 pm

A total of 11,004 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Crawley when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 16 (Monday), up from 10,852 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Crawley now stands at 9,784 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 9,724.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 83,745 over the period, to 6,295,613.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 83,745 over the period, to 6,295,613.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Crawley.

The dashboard shows 204 people had died in the area by August 16 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 17,541 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Crawley.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

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 two-thirds of people in Crawley have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 65,260 people had received both jabs by August 15 (Sunday) – 67% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 76% of people aged 18 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.