RYEDALE has seen its first new confirmed coronavirus case in 28 days.

Latest figures from Public Health England show that the Ryedale District Council area has had a total of 136 confirmed cases.

The area had had 135 cases for the previous 27 days, placing it near the top of a national league table for going the longest spell without a new case.

The figures include tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).