The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Southend increased by 11 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 672 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 13) in Southend, up from 661 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 Southend now stands at 368 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 447.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,000 over the period, to 290,133.

Southend's cases were among the 23,802 recorded across the East of England, a figure which rose by 199 over the period.

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