The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Bucks increased by 48 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 29,796 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (February 23) in Buckinghamshire, up from 29,748 the same time on Monday.

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 5,478 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,435.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 8,489 over the period, to 4,134,639.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 515,074 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 841 over the period.

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