THE number of coronavirus cases in Shropshire increased by 105 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 19,647 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Shropshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Wednesday, August 4, up from 19,542 on Tuesday.
The rate of infection in Shropshire now stands at 6,080 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 9,237.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 28,936 over the period, to 5,952,756.
However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Shropshire.
The dashboard shows 565 people had died in the area by August 4 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.
It means there has been one death in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.
They were among 13,723 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Shropshire.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.
The figures also show that three-quarters of people in Shropshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 207,461 people had received both jabs by August 3 (Tuesday) – 76 per ent of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
Across England, 73 per cent of people aged 18 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.