Official figures show that 9 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Worcestershire since yesterday.

It brings the number of cases recorded in the area up to 28, with two patients now known to have died in Worcestershire hospitals.

On March 23 a patient died at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, with another dying on March 24 at Worcestershire Royal.

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However, many more people are showing symptoms of the virus as only those showing severe symptoms have been tested.

According to the Department of Health and Social Care, as of 9am on 24 March, a total of 90,436 have been tested, 82,359 returning negative and 8,077 positive.

As of 1pm, 422 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the UK.