A TOTAL of nine new confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in Somerset in the past 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health England.

It means there have now been 63 confirmed cases in the area covered by the county council.

A total of six deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Nationally, there have been 29,474 confirmed cases in the UK.

Of those, 24,638 are in England, 2,310 in Scotland, 1,837 in Wales and 689 in Northern Ireland.

A total of 563 people have died in the UK from COVID-19.