The number of coronavirus cases in Wycombe increased by 258 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 28,515 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Wycombe when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 14 (Tuesday), up from 28,257 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Wycombe now stands at 16,434 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 16,402.

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One coronavirus-related death has also been recorded in Wycombe. According to Government data, a coronavirus-related death was registered on Saturday 11 December.

The data shows that 341 people have now died with coronavirus in the area. The most recent death before that was recorded on December 5.

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

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

Cases have been rising across the country following the emergence of the Omicron variant. It is not clear how many cases of the new variant are present in Bucks.

One Bucks school has announced it has a suspected Omicron case, and has warned parents that stronger restrictions will be put in place for students to reduce the risk of further infections.

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The Government figures also show that three-quarters of people in Wycombe have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 123,750 people had received both jabs by December 13 (Monday) – 76% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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.