The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Essex has increased by 270.

Public Health England figures show that 11, 874 positive tests have been carried out in the Essex County Council region since the start of the pandemic.

In Southend, 1,418 cases have been recorded, and increase of 30.

While in Thurrock, there has been a total of 1,503 positive cases of Covid-19, an increase of 33.

Across England there has now been 818,750 coronavirus cases.