THERE has been a rise of 21 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset in the latest 24 hour period.

The total rose by nine in South Somerset up to 5pm yesterday (Saturday).

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

The district totals in the county council area now stand at SWT 627 (+7); Sedgemoor 502 (+2); South Somerset 479 (+9); and Mendip 282 (+3).

The overall total for the county council area has gone up to 1,890.