The Cotswolds has the highest Covid booster take-up in the country.

More adults have received the booster jab in the Cotswolds than anywhere else.

Data released by NHS England has shown that an estimated 83 per cent of adults in the Cotswold authority have received a third dose of a Covid vaccine.

Leader of the Cotswold District Council, Joe Harris, was delighted with the news.

He said: "It is fantastic to see the Cotswold's is leading the way in the highest booster take-up in the country. It is a great effort from all of the teams involved".

The data, which includes all vaccinations up to January 2, has also revealed that some of the country’s biggest cities have a booster uptake of less than 50 per cent, among all people aged 18 and over.

The figure in the Cotswolds is almost double that of Nottingham, where an estimated 42.8 per cent have received a booster, and is over 30 per cent greater than the likes of Liverpool (49.1), Birmingham (46.9), and Manchester (45.7).

At the other end of the spectrum, Newham in London has the lowest estimated booster uptake of all local authorities with 38.5 per cent of adults having received a third jab.

Newham is followed by fellow London boroughs, Tower Hamlets (38.6), Barking and Dagenham (39.2) and Westminster (40.3).

The Cotswold authority is joined at the higher end of the table by Hart in Hampshire (82.8) and nearby Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire (82.4).

As of January 10, 62,239 people in the Cotswolds have received a third dose of a Covid vaccine, with 76,506 having received at least one dose.

Government data also shows that on January 4, there were 112 people in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospitals with Covid with three of them in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator.

Between January 5 and 11, there was one recorded death in the Cotswold area.