The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 109 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 26,096 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (January 26) in Buckinghamshire, up from 25,987 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.

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The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 4,797 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 5,730.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 20,088 over the period, to 3,689,746.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 463,387 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 2,420 over the period.

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