The number of coronavirus cases in Southampton increased by 192 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 18,021 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Southampton when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 16 (Friday), up from 17,829 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in Southampton now stands at 7,137 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 8,245.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 51,273 over the period, to 5,332,371.

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

The dashboard shows 326 people had died in the area by July 16 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 17,367 deaths recorded across the South East.

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

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 half of people in Southampton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 111,099 people had received both jabs by July 15 (Thursday) – 49% of those aged 18 and over, based on mid-2019 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across England, 67% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.