The number of coronavirus cases in Richmond increased by 140 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 13,854 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Richmond when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 21 (Wednesday), up from 13,714 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Richmond now stands at 6,996 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 8,619.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 43,404 over the period, to 5,563,006.

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

The dashboard shows 287 people had died in the area by July 21 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

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

They were among 15,690 deaths recorded across London.

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

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 three in five people in Richmond have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 109,919 people had received both jabs by July 20 (Tuesday) – 60% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 69% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.