THERE has been a rise of 24 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset in the latest 24 hour period.

The total rose by 11 in Somerset West and Taunton up to 5pm yesterday (Friday).

There were increases of five in South Somerset and six in Mendip, while the total was up by two in Sedgemoor.

The district totals in the county council area now stand at SWT 620; Sedgemoor 500; South Somerset 470; and Mendip 279.

The overall total for the county council area has gone up to 1,869.