THE number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hampshire is up by 18 in the last 24 hours.

As of this morning, the figures have shown that there are 156 cases of the virus in the county, up from 138 yesterday.

Hampshire still has the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK according to the latest figures.

It was revealed yesterday that across the UK there were 5,683 confirmed cases.

The coronavirus death toll in the UK has reached 281 yesterday after it was announced a further 48 people have died after testing positive.