Almost 600 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the Wiltshire Council area in the latest weekly period, official figures show.

In the week to November 14, 596 infections were recorded in the county - an increase on the week before when 476 cases were picked up.

This means the rate of new cases has now reached 119.2 per 100,000 people, going up from 95.2.

The increase in cases comes despite the restrictions imposed on November 5 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Cases are still rising among all age groups, though the increase is "more gradual" than in other areas in the region, the director of public health for Wiltshire said in Tuesday's press briefing.

Numbers also remain lower than the average for England which has a case rate of 274.3 and the South West (193.5).

As of Wednesday November 18, 4,231 people tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in Wiltshire, excluding Swindon.

Of these, 77 were reported in the latest 24-hour period.