Coronavirus figures are painting a "concerning picture" with another rise in infection rates this week, council leader Martin Tett has said.

In an email to residents, he said cases are "especially high" in the former South Bucks district area and in people aged over 60 - the age group most vulnerable to the virus, which is "alarming".

According to Buckinghamshire Council, in the seven days leading up to October 31, the most recent figures:

  • 673 Buckinghamshire residents tested positive for coronavirus, which represents a weekly rate of 123.7 cases per 100,000 residents
  • Cases increased by four per cent compared to the previous week
  • There were 236 cases in the Aylesbury Vale area
  • There were 91 cases in the Chiltern area
  • There were 120 cases in the South Bucks area
  • There were 226 in the Wycombe area

Bucks Free Press:

Cllr Tett said: "Our local data continues to paint a concerning picture with another rise in infection rates overall in the county.

"The best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones is to strictly follow the national guidance and stay at home as much as possible.

"It’s essential that you book a test as soon as possible if you develop any coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild they are.

"It’s vital that we identify every case possible. Use the link or call 119.

"Capacity to process tests has now been increased and we have new walk through test centres available in Buckinghamshire seven days a week so you should be able to get a slot locally more easily now than in recent weeks.

"Isolate immediately if anyone in your household develops symptoms."