THERE has been more than 50 coronavirus cases in Somerset in the last 24-hours - as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces tougher three-tiered measures from December 2.

The district with the highest increase in positive tests is Mendip, with 21 new cases.

South Somerset have 13 new cases, Sedgemoor have nine and Somerset West and Taunton have 10.

The total for each district since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Mendip - 769
  • South Somerset - 1,311
  • Sedgemoor - 1,398
  • Somerset West and Taunton - 1,377

The Prime Minister announced earlier today that from December 2, tiered restrictions will again be enforced in the UK.

He explained that in tier one, six people can meet indoors or outdoors, people should work from home where possible and last orders in pubs will be at 10pm.

In tier two up to six people can meet outdoors, only pubs serving meals can open and they must call last orders at 10pm.

In tier three, mixing with others will not be allowed - indoors or outdoors, pubs/restaurants will be allowed to offer takeaway only and indoor entertainment venues must close.