The number of coronavirus cases in the Cotswolds increased by 141 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 11,246 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the Cotswolds when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 22 (Wednesday), up from 11,105 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in the Cotswolds now stands at 12,459 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 17,516.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 105,330 over the period, to 11,647,473.

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

The dashboard shows 138 people had died in the area by December 22 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 8,207 deaths recorded across the South West.

Latest data shows there have been 4,421 confirmed cases of Omicron in the region (see map below).

The figures also show that nearly nine in 10 people in Cotswold have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 71,562 people had received both jabs by December 21 (Tuesday) – 85% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 82% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

And  more than 10,000 people in the Cotswolds have received a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the past week, new figures reveal.

Data from the UK coronavirus dashboard shows at least 11,851 people in the Cotswolds received a booster or third vaccine dose in the week ending Monday, December 20 – the latest available data.

That was up from 6,114 the previous week– a rise of 94%.

Of the latest seven days, Thursday, December 16 saw the most extra jabs in arms (2,019) – the highest number since the NHS booster jab campaign was launched in mid-September.

A total of 55,273 people in the Cotswolds had received a booster or third dose by Monday – at least 65% of people aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.