EIGHT new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Swindon in 24 hours. 

In the past week, there have been 35 positive results for the virus. The infection rate is at 15.8 per 100,000 population.

This brings the total of Covid-19 cases in the town to 11,574, according to the latest figures.

Between 9am on Tuesday and 9am today, there were 2,284 new cases recorded around the UK.