367 new coronavirus cases were reported and seven new deaths were recorded at Bucks NHS trus over the last 24 hours - as the UK records the deadliest day of the pandemic.

A total of 1,564 fatalities were recorded in the UK over the last 24 hours, according to the latest government figures.

NHS England figures show 217 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (January 12).

That was an increase of seven compared to Monday, when there were 210.

It means there have been 18 deaths in the past week, the same number as the previous week.

The victims were among 6,981 deaths recorded across the South East.

Public Health England figures also show that 22,141 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (January 13) in Buckinghamshire, up from 21,774 the same time on Tuesday.

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 4,070 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 4,881.