Another 108 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Coventry, new data has revealed.
The latest official figures from Public Health England show that the total number of cases in Coventry has now risen to 3,656 since the pandemic began.
It comes after 100 cases were recorded yesterday, Thursday, October 15, and 114 on Wednesday, October 14.
Another 27 cases have also today, Friday, October 16, been recorded in Warwick, taking the total there to 922.
There had been 31 new cases on Thursday.
In Stratford-on-Avon, there have been 20 new cases, taking the total to 923.
Over in North Warwickshire, 13 new cases have been reported by officials, bringing the overall total there to 554.
The total number of deaths at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is 243.
At South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, the death toll stands at 120.
It comes as many parts of the UK prepare for tighter restrictions from Saturday as a new tier system is introduced to tackle local spikes in virus cases.
Coventry and Warwickshire is in the lowest risk bracket.
At a press conference this evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said accepting increased virus restrictions is the “right and responsible” measure.
The Prime Minister said: “Without action there is no doubt that our NHS would soon be struggling to treat the sheer number of people seriously ill with Covid. Non-Covid treatments and surgeries would need to be cancelled to cope and many more people would die.
“So, taking action is the right and responsible thing to do and it is backed up by significant support for areas on very high alert.”