The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 512 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 18,819 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (January 6) in Buckinghamshire, up from 18,307 the same time on Tuesday.

A further six new coronavirus deaths have also been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 199 people have now died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.



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The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 3,460 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 4,354.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 62,322 over the period, to 2,836,801.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 335,447 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 9,567 over the period.

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