THE number of coronavirus cases in Bury increased by 514 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 22,716 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bury when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 19 (Monday), up from 22,202 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Bury now stands at 11,894 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 8,474.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 141,106 over the period, to 5,473,477.

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

The dashboard shows 551 people had died in the area by July 19 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.

They were among 18,229 deaths recorded across the North West.

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

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 than as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that nearly two-thirds of people in Bury have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 102,289 people had received both jabs by July 18 (Sunday) – 64% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 68% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.