The number of coronavirus cases in Epping Forest increased by 53 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 17,117 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Epping Forest when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 10 (Friday), up from 17,064 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in Epping Forest now stands at 12,950 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 10,884.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 36,734 over the period, to 7,168,806.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Epping Forest.

The dashboard shows 382 people had died in the area by September 10 (Friday) – up from 381 on Thursday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 13,836 deaths recorded across the East of England.

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

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 Epping Forest have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 85,072 people had received both jabs by September 9 (Thursday) – 73 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 80 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.