SOMERSET has seen its biggest daily rise in new confirmed Covid-19 cases for some time.

A total of six positive tests were recorded in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Friday).

There were three new cases in Somerset West and Taunton, two in Mendip and one in South Somerset.

Sedgemoor was the only district in the county council area not to record any new cases yesterday.

The county total has now reached 1,355 cases.

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

The district totals now stand at Mendip 148; Sedgemoor 402; Somerset West and Taunton 461; South Somerset 344.