THE number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset has topped the 800 mark.

Another person has tested positive in the county council area in the latest 24-hour period, Public Health England has revealed.

The latest person testing positive was in the Sedgemoor district.

Over the same period to 5pm yesterday, NHS England reported no coronavirus related deaths.

Of the 800 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 67 have been in Mendip; 223 in Sedgemoor; 311 in Somerset West and Taunton; and 199 in South Somerset.