A fifth person has tested positive for coronavirus in South Gloucestershire according to latest figures.

This follows three new cases of coronavirus that were confirmed yesterday, after the first case was confirmed on Thursday.

In a statement released yesterday, Sara Blackmore, director of public health at South Gloucestershire Council, said: "Public Health England has informed us of a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in South Gloucestershire.

"The individuals are self-isolating and, in line with the Public Health England approach, close contacts are being given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use should they become unwell in the 14 days after contact.

"This method will ensure we minimise the risk to them and the wider public. If you have not been contacted by Public Health England you do not need to take any action.

"Our thoughts are with the individuals and we wish them a speedy recovery. The situation is ever changing but as we move to the delay phase we are stepping up planning measures and will continue to keep residents informed by sharing guidance from PHE.

"We are working with nationals colleagues and local health teams and are doing all we can to protect the health and safety of local people."