The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Thurrock increased by 31 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,728 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (November 24) in Thurrock, up from 2,697 the same time on Monday.

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 1,565 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,354.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 11,299 over the period, to 1,538,794.

Thurrock's cases were among the 79,680 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 914 over the period.

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