AS England approaches the June 21, we have put together seven updates to keep you informed about coronavirus.

Reportedly plans to delay the total easing of restrictions later this month are being considered.

It comes as cases of coronavirus rise across England, with up to 96 per of new cases estimated to be the Delta variant.

The latest figures from Public Health England (PHE), published on Friday (June 11), show that 42,323 cases of the Delta variant first identified in India have been confirmed in the UK, up by 29,892 from last week.

It estimates that the strain is 60 per more transmissible compared with the previously dominant Alpha, or Kent, variant, and that cases are doubling every four and a half days in some parts of England.

All the data below is correct as of Friday June 11.

1. According to Public Health England figures, 18 confirmed cases were reported in the Basingstoke and Deane area on Thursday June 10. It brings the total number of infections in the borough since the start of the pandemic to 8,358. The current rate of infection in Basingstoke is around 27.7 cases per 100,000 people, which is just above the UK average.

2.Six schools in the borough have reported at least one case of coronavirus since they returned from half term on Monday (June7). North Waltham primary school is the latest education facility to join the council list recording at least one positive case on Thursday (June 10). Manor Field Infant school also recorded at least one positive case of the virus alongside Priory primary on Thursday. Four Lanes Infant school and Junior school reported at least one case each on Wednesday (June 9). Burnham Copse recorded at least one case of the virus on Monday (June 7).

3. The delta variant has been confirmed in Basingstoke. Figures published by Public Health England show 37 individuals have contracted the virus in the borough.

4. Bramley, Sherfield and the Sherbornes have the highest seven–day rolling rate of new cases in the area according to the interactive map on the government coronavirus dashboard. The area is shown in dark green, the colour used to identify areas with infection rates between 50 and 99 per 100,000. The figures refer to the seven days to June 5. Cases rose by  250 per cent in the latest seven day period bring the rolling rate to 74.1, which is above the UK average.

5. All adults in North Hampshire are now eligible to book a Covid-19 vaccination. Everyone over the age of 18 has, or will soon, receive a text from their GP surgery inviting them to book a slot for their first vaccination dose at the Jameson House vaccination centre. They will then receive a second dose between eight and eleven weeks later.

6. Half of people in Basingstoke and Deane have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal. NHS data shows 71,708 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 51% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Of those to have received both jabs, 67,931 were aged 30 and over – 59% of the age group. It means 3,777 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Old Basing and the Candovers, with 88.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Overton and North Waltham, 88.1 per cent

3) Kempshott, 87.6 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Kings Furlong, 68.9 per cent

2) Basingstoke Central, Black Dam and Eastrop, 69.3 per cent

3) Popley, 71.3 per cent

7. Hampshire Hospitals Trust was caring for four coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show. NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on June 8 was in line with the same day the previous week. There were two beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.