Another case of coronavirus has been recorded in Wiltshire over the last 24 hours official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,240 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (July 7) in Wiltshire, up from 1,239 the same time on Monday.

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 Wiltshire now stands at 249 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the national average of 440.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 581 over the period, to 286,349.

Wiltshire's cases were among the 12,766 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by seven over the period.

As of 5pm on Monday, 44,391 people had died from coronavirus across the UK.

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