The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 67 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,648 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (October 8) in Buckinghamshire, up from 2,581 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 487 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 854.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 17,540 over the period to 561,815.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 48,655 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 991 over the period.

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