The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Hampshire increased by 91 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,516 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (October 7) in Hampshire, up from 6,425 the same time on Tuesday.

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 Hampshire now stands at 471 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 827.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 14,162 over the period, to 544,275.

Hampshire's cases were among the 47,664 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 849 over the period.

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