The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by four over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,721 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (July 23) in Buckinghamshire, up from 1,717 the same time on Wednesday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.


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The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 319 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 457.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 769 over the period, to 297,146.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 34,873 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 84 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.