The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire increased by 35 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 21,247 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (February 17) in Gloucestershire, up from 21,212 the same time on Tuesday.

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 3,335 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 6,337.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 12,717 over the period, to 4,071,185.

Gloucestershire's cases were among the 205,477 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 539 over the period.

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