A further seven people have tested positive for covid in the past 24 hours, according to official data.

According to the government's coronavirus figures, as of 9am today there had been 1,381 confirmed coronavirus cases in Swindon - up from 1,374 at 9am on Saturday. 

Nationally, 5,693 were confirmed as testing positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. 

Health chiefs are concerned about rising covid rates in parts of the country. 

They hope that the national NHS Covid-19 app could help track and trace efforts - halting the spread of the virus. 

On Sunday afternoon, it was confirmed that more than 10m people have downloaded the app since it was launched on Thursday. 

More than 1.5 million venue check-ins were recorded on Saturday while more than 460,000 businesses have downloaded and printed QR code posters that can be scanned by the app to check-in to premises. The QR codes allow contact tracers to reach multiple people if an outbreak is identified in a venue.