THE number of coronavirus cases in Barrow increased by 102 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 17,883 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Barrow when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 14 (Friday), up from 17,781 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in Barrow now stands at 26,801 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 22,576.

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

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

The dashboard shows 195 people had died in the area by January 14 (Friday) – up from 194 on Thursday.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is an increase on two the previous week.

They were among 21,348 deaths recorded across the North West.

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

The latest figures show 49,217 people had received both jabs by January 13 (Thursday) – 80 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.