The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire jumped by 200 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 3,389 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (October 19) in Buckinghamshire, up from 3,189 the same time on Friday.

No new deaths were recorded in the same time period.


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This comes as it has been announced that Wales will go into a 'short, sharp' national lockdon until November 9. 

Pubs, restaurants, non-essential shops and hotels must shut under the new rules.

The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 623 cases per 100,000 people, which remains far lower than the England average of 1,118.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 51,955 over the period to 741,212.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 58,204 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 2,851 over the period.

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