THERE has been a rise of 25 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset in the latest 24 hour period.

The total rose by eight in South Somerset up to 5pm yesterday (Thursday).

There were increases of seven in Somerset West and Taunton and six in Mendip, while the total was up by four in Sedgemoor.

The district totals in the county council area now stand at SWT 609; Sedgemoor 498; South Somerset 465; and Mendip 273.

The overall total for the county council area has gone up to 1,845.