THERE were 40 positive Covid-19 tests reported in Somerset in the latest daily figures.

The new confirmed cases were divided among the county council area's four districts.

The latest figures for the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Thursday) mean there have now been a total o 2,091 confirmed cases in the county.

The district totals have risen to Mendip 318 (up nine on the previous day); Sedgemoor 552 (plus 11); Somerset West and Taunton 700 (a rise of 10); and South Somerset 521 (an increase of 10).