SIX more cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the York area - and the city's rate has increased very slightly.

The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the city's rate has increased by 1.5 to 15.2 cases per 100,000 population. This remains below the UK national average, which stands at 24.3.

The PHE data shows that the further six cases recorded in the City of York Council area take the total for the pandemic there to 12,217.

In North Yorkshire the rate has dropped by two to 23.9 cases per 100,000 population. A further 40 cases of the virus have been recorded in the North Yorkshire County Council area, taking the total for the pandemic to 29,678.

In the East Riding of Yorkshire the rate has dropped by one to 38.4 cases per 100,000 population, with a further 18 cases recorded in the area.

Across the UK, a further 2,396 take the country's total for the pandemic to 4,398,431.