THE number of coronavirus cases in Swindon increased by 101 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

A total of 31,809 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Swindon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on November 25 (Thursday), up from 31,708 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in Swindon now stands at 14,272 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 15,026.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 46,654 over the period, to 10,021,497.

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

The dashboard shows 320 people had died in the area by November 25 (Thursday) – up from 318 on Wednesday.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on six the previous week.

They were among 7,948 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 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 159,223 people had received both jabs by November 24 (Wednesday) – 76% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 80% 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.