The number of coronavirus cases in Croydon increased by 149 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 37,715 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Croydon when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on July 29 (Thursday), up from 37,566 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in Croydon now stands at 9,753 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 8,998.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 30,633 over the period, to 5,801,561.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Croydon.

The dashboard shows 808 people had died in the area by July 29 (Thursday) – up from 807 on Wednesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 15,744 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 Croydon.

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

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

The latest figures show 177,152 people had received both jabs by July 28 (Wednesday) – 51% of those aged 18 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 71% of people aged 18 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.