The number of cases of coronavirus in Thurrock has been revised down over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 643 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday September 11 in Thurrock, down from 644 the same time on Thursday.

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 Thurrock now stands at 369 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 555.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 3,539 over the period, to 361,677.

​Thurrock's cases were among the 27,928 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 135 over the period.

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