THE number of coronavirus cases in Stroud increased by 17 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 9,110 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Stroud when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 13 (Wednesday), up from 9,093 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Stroud now stands at 7,535 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 12,441.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 41,446 over the period, to 8,272,883.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Stroud.

The dashboard shows 183 people had died in the area by October 13 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 7,456 deaths recorded across the South West.

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

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.

The figures also show that four in five people in Stroud have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 89,525 people had received both jabs by October 12 (Tuesday) – 81% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% of people aged 12 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.