The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire increased by 63 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 3,068 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (October 15) in Gloucestershire, up from 3,005 the same time on Wednesday.

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 Gloucestershire now stands at 482 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 1,017.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 18,978 over the period, to 673,622.

Gloucestershire's cases were among the 25,801 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 742 over the period.

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