The number of coronavirus cases in Bracknell Forest increased by 774 over the weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

A total of 26,325 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bracknell Forest when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 10 (Monday), up from 25,551 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Bracknell Forest now stands at 21,202 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 21,875.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 424,086 over the period, to 14,617,314.

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There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Bracknell Forest.

The dashboard shows 182 people had died in the area by January 10 (Monday) – up from 179 on Friday.

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

They were among 19,310 deaths recorded across the South East.

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

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

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

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

The latest figures show 89,209 people had received both jabs by January 9 (Sunday) – 79% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 83% 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.