Official figures show that 156 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Wiltshire.

Public Health England figures show that 156 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Tuesday morning (April 7), up from 154 recorded cases on Monday. And a jump from 83 cases the previous week.

It means cases have increased by one per cent in the last 24 hours, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of seven per cent.

They were among the 2,047 cases recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 71 in the 24-hour period.

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

Across the UK, 55,242 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Tuesday, up from 51,608 at the same point on Monday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

In total, 213,181 people had been tested, and, as of 5pm on Monday, 6,159 had died.

According to the Office for National Statistics, last week, of the deaths registered, 539 mentioned “novel coronavirus (Covid-19)” which accounts for 4.8 per cent of all death.

This is a marked increase from the previous week, where one per cent of the deaths registered mentioned coronavirus.

This week in the UK a there have been 55,242 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 6,159 deaths.

This comes as Google's figures, which use location data to chart trends in people's movement, show footfall at retail and recreation establishments fell by 84% in Wiltshire in the six weeks to the end of March compared to two months earlier.