There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the latest weekly period in the Forest of Dean.

A total of 180 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus dashboard was updated on September 15 (Thursday) – up from 178 on September 8.

They were among 11,977 deaths recorded across the South West.

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

A total of 165,806 deaths were recorded throughout England by September 15 (Thursday) – up from 165,369 last week.

The UK Covid dashboard is now being updated weekly on Thursdays.