The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire went up by 37 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,102 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (November 16) in Buckinghamshire, up from 6,065 the same time on Friday.

One new coronavirus death has also been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust in the latest 24-hour period.

NHS England figures show 141 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Monday (November 16).

That was an increase of one compared to Sunday, when there were 140.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, down from three the previous week.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

As of Monday (November 16), PHE has updated the way it records the location of people who test positive or negative for the virus.

The address given at the point of testing will now be used to determine a person's area of residence, rather than that on their electronic NHS record, with the change retrospectively applied to tests carried out from September 1.

PHE said: “Due to reallocation of cases in this way, the number of cases reported by a local authority may be artificially high or low on November 16.”

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 1,122 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,122.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 73,185 over the period, to 1,390,681.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 107,164 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 5,857 over the period.

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