The number of coronavirus cases in Tendring increased by 377 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 30,041 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Tendring when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 17 (Monday), up from 29,664 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Tendring now stands at 20,387 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 22,953.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 239,015 over the period, to 15,305,410.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

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

The dashboard shows 641 people had died in the area by January 17 (Monday) – up from 640 on Friday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 15,326 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 more than four in five people in Tendring have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 113,388 people had received both jabs by January 16 (Sunday) – 83% 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.