The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Swindon increased by 13 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 974 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (August 7) in Swindon, up from 961 the same time on Thursday.

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 Swindon now stands at 438 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 474.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 871 over the period, to 309,005.

​Swindon's cases were among the 13,522 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 31 over the period.

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