A TOTAL of eight positive Covid-19 tests were recorded in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period.

There were four new confirmed cases of the virus in Sedgemoor, three in Mendip and one in South Somerset.

Somerset West and Taunton was the only district in the county council area not to register any positive tests in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Monday).

No coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the county over the same period.

More cases are likely to come to light with the wider testing in place.

The county council area total has now grown to 1,370 cases.

The district totals now stand at Mendip 153; Sedgemoor 407; Somerset West and Taunton 463; South Somerset 347.