THE number of coronavirus cases in Dudley increased by 830 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 31,150 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Dudley when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on today (Monday July 19), up from 30,320 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Dudley now stands at 9,686 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 8,474.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 141,106 over the period, to 5,473,477.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Dudley.

The dashboard shows 784 people had died in the area by July 19 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 13,601 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 Dudley.

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.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower than as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that two-thirds of people in Dudley have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 177,140 people had received both jabs by July 18 (Sunday) – 67% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 68% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.