The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Thurrock increased by 63 in a 24-hour period, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,147 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (November 13) in Thurrock, up from 2,084 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 1,232 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,005.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 27,301 over the period, to 1,317,496.

Thurrock's cases were among the 68,854 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 1,650 over the period.

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