The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Thurrock increased by 47 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,451 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (November 19) in Thurrock, up from 2,404 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 1,406 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,220.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 22,915 over the period to 1,453,256.

Thurrock's cases were among the 73,982 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 1,504 over the period.

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