The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Thurrock jumped by 917 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 13,825 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (January 11) in Thurrock, up from 12,908 the same time on Friday.

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 7,930 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 4,807.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 161,046 over the period, to 3,118,518.

Thurrock's cases were among the 266,803 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 17,659 over the period.

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