DOZENS of new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Swindon in the last 24 hours but this is the lowest increase for several days.

The borough has become used to seeing triple-digit increases in the number of Covid-19 cases each day but the latest data shows that 76 new cases were confirmed between 5pm on Wednesday and 9am on Thursday.

Across the UK, there were 37,892 new positive test results, bringing the total up to 3,543,646, and 1,290 newly-recorded deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus.