The number of coronavirus cases in Tendring increased by 305 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 16,753 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Tendring when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 18 (Monday), up from 16,448 on Friday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 136,217 over the period, to 8,497,868.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the weekend in Tendring.

The dashboard shows 603 people had died in the area by October 18 (Monday) – up from 602 on Friday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.

They were among 14,140 deaths recorded across the East of England.

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

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 Tendring have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 108,557 people had received both jabs by October 17 (Sunday) – 79% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 79% 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.