The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the Cotswolds increased by 23 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 879 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (November 18) in the Cotswolds.

Figures show 143 people tested positive in the Cotswolds over the past seven days.

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 the Cotswolds now stands at 173 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,122.

No new deaths have been recorded in the Cotswolds in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 51 people had died in the Cotswolds as of 5pm on Tuesday (November 17).

It means there have been five deaths in the past week.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.