The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Richmond increased by 12 over the last 48 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 582 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (August 14) in Richmond, up from 570 the same time on Wednesday.

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 Richmond now stands at 294 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 486.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,569 over the period, to 316,367.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's cases were among the 36,838 recorded across London, a figure which rose by 300 over the period.

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