A FURTHER TEN positive Covid-19 tests were recorded in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period.

There were new confirmed cases in all four districts in the county council area up to 5pm yesterday (Tuesday).

Sedgemoor and Somerset West & Taunton both had three more cases.

And there were two more in both Mendip and South Somerset.

The continued increases come as the Government announces it is bringing in stricter controls from Monday.

It follows 22 new cases in Somerset over the previous two days.

It means there have now been a total of 1,437 positive Covid-19 tests in the county.

The steady rise in cases in recent weeks is worrying, but is in line with the national picture, although it should be remembered that with increased testing there are bound to be more cases detected.

The district totals now stand at Mendip 171; Sedgemoor 421; Somerset West & Taunton 474; and South Somerset 371.