THE number of coronavirus cases in Tendring has increased by 123 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 17,078 people have tested positive for Covid in Tendring on Thursday, up from 16,955 on Wednesday.

However, there have been no new coronavirus deaths recorded in Tendring in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now is 604.

The infection rate stands at 11,590 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the England average of 12,993.

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