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

Public Health England figures show that 11,528 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday, May 4 in Swindon, up from 11,520 the same time on Monday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

The borough's seven-day rolling infection rate is 34.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 1,946 over the period, to 4,423,796.