The number of coronavirus cases in Swindon increased by 37 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 20,515 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Swindon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 14, up from 20,478 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Swindon now stands at 9,205 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 11,030.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 26,251 over the period, to 7,282,810.

There were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Swindon.

The dashboard shows 281 people had died in the area by today – up from 279 on Monday.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is an increase on the two from the previous week.

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

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that three-quarters of people in Swindon have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 151,637 people had received both jabs by September 13 (Monday) – 77 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81 per cent of people aged 16 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.