TWO new confirmed Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Somerset in the latest 24-hour period.

Both were detected in the same district, South Somerset, in the period to 5pm yesterday (Friday).

The total number of cases in the county council area now stands at 689.

Of the four districts, Somerset West and Taunton has had 253 cases (no change); Sedgemoor 192 (no change); South Somerset 181 (an increase of two); and Mendip 63 (no change).