THE total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Essex has reached 4,278.

The number of confirmed cases has risen by six in the past 24 hours.

Of the 4,278 cases, 3,430 have been in Essex, an increase of five.

There have been no further cases in Southend where the total remains at 461 while Thurrock saw one more confirmed case, rising to 387.

Throughout the UK the total stands at 313,483 lab-confirmed cases with 43,906 deaths.