Another seven people have tested positive for coronavirus, government figures to show.

It brings the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Swindon since the pandemic began to 1,374.

The rate of infection in Swindon stands at 618.4 cases per 100,000, lower than the England average of 655.4 cases per 100,000. 

Since last Saturday, 38 people have tested positive for coronavirus.

Nationally, coronavirus rates have climbed sharply in recent weeks - although Swindon has seen a fall in new cases. Widespread local lockdowns have been introduced across parts of northern England. 

In the past week, Burnley has seen the highest jump in the rate of new cases. Analysis by the PA news agency shows 228 new cases were recorded in the seven days to September 23 – the equivalent of 256.4 per 100,000 people.

Liverpool has the second highest rate, up from 131.1 to 243.8 with 1,214 new cases.

Knowsley is in third place, where the rate has risen from 132.6 to 241.9, with 365 new cases.