The number of coronavirus cases in Test Valley increased by 67 in the last 24 hour recorded period, official figures show.

A total of 8,580 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Test Valley when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 18 (Wednesday), up from 8,513 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Test Valley now stands at 6,747 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 9,814.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,646 over the period, to 6,355,887.

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

The dashboard shows 199 people had died in the area by August 18 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 17,557 deaths recorded across the South East.

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

The latest figures show 86,220 people had received both jabs by August 17 (Tuesday) – 79 per cent of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database. Across England, it’s 77 per cent.