The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the county has jumped by 765 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 14,711 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday [December 29] in Bucks, up from 13,946 the same time on Monday [December 28].

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 2,704 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 3,637.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 53,135 over the period to 2,382,865.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 259,286 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 8,886 over the period.

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