The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 153 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 3,586 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (October 21) in Buckinghamshire, up from 3,433 the same time on Tuesday.

No new deaths were recorded in that time.

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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.

The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 659 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 1,190.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 26,687 over the period to 789,229.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 60,903 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 1,709 over the period.

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