THE coronavirus death toll in the Braintree district has hit 400 after another fatality.

The number of coronavirus cases in Braintree increased by 66 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 15,315 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Braintree when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 15, up from 15,249 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Braintree now stands at 10,004 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 11,068.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 29,873 over the period, to 7,312,683.

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

The dashboard shows 400 people had died in the area by September 15 – up from 399 on Tuesday.

Some 13,881 Covid deaths have been recorded across the East of England.

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

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

The figures also show that four in five people in Braintree have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 103,451 people had received both jabs by September 14 (Tuesday) – 80 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81 per cent of people aged 16 and above had received a second dose of the jab.