The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Wiltshire increased by 76 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,370 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (October 20) in Wiltshire, up from 2,294 the same time on Monday.

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 Wiltshire now stands at 474 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 1,150.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 21,330 over the period, to 762,542.

The Government also said a further 241 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Tuesday. This brings the UK death toll to 43,967 since the crisis began.

​Wiltshire's cases were among the 29,255 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 1,005 over the period.

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