518 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Buckinghamshire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 518 over the weekend, official figures show.
Here's yesterdays County wide Coronavirus figuresHere's yesterdays County wide Coronavirus figures
Here's yesterdays County wide Coronavirus figures

Public Health England figures show that 27,423 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (February 1) in Buckinghamshire, up from 26,905 the same time on Friday.

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 Buckinghamshire now stands at 5,041 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 5,966.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 62,970 over the period, to 3,835,783.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 482,802 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 7,826 over the period.

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