The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Thurrock increased by 10 over a 24-hour period, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 693 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (September 24) in Thurrock, up from 683 the same time on Wednesday.

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 398 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 637.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 6,634 over the period, to 416,363.

Thurrock's cases were among the 29,923 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 263 over the period.

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