The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 50 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 31,379 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (April 19) in Buckinghamshire, up from 31,329 the same time on Friday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 5,769 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,817.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 7,051 over the period, to 4,390,783.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 537,376 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 764 over the period.

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