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Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK

The latest data for coronavirus cases and deaths of patients with COVID-19 was released yesterday (December 15) by the Government's department of health and social care and NHS England.

Updated UK figures show the total number of deaths within 28 days of positive test rose to 146,791 - which includes those in care homes, hospitals and in the community.

This is an increase of 165 on the previous day's figures.

Across the UK, 78,610 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24-hour period and 11,010,286 since the outbreak began.

But on a more positive note, 51,332,920 people have now received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of December 14, 46,842,497 have received their second dose and 24,732,162 have received their booster/third dose.

Latest Public Health England figures show that the total number of cases within the county since the start of the pandemic rose to 86,253, as of Wednesday afternoon.

The total number of deaths in Gloucestershire within 28 days of a positive test sits at 1,033.

Total cases, updated for the latest 24-hour period, are split across the following regions:

Gloucester - 20,362 cases (increase of 97)

Cheltenham - 16,125 cases (increase of 83)

Stroud - 15,589 cases (increase of 98)

Tewkesbury - 12,826 cases (increase of 85)

Forest of Dean - 10,878 cases (increase of 26)

Cotswold - 10,473 cases (increase of 77)

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