Coronavirus news live – 46,574 dead and the places at risk of local lockdown

Coronavirus news live – 46,574 dead and the places at risk of local lockdown

A further eight people have died with coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number of deaths – as of Sunday – to 46,574.

The numbers released by the Department of Health cover fatalities in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community

Meanwhile, a list of 29 towns and cities that could be at risk of a local lockdown has been revealed, with Blackburn occupying the top place.

According to the Public Health England watchlist, the Lancashire town has the highest infection rate in England, with 80.6 people per 100,000 displaying symptoms between July 27 and August 2.

Oldham comes in at number two with an infection rate of 65.4, while Leicester’s is 57.1 – though that figure is falling.

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