There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the latest weekly period in Mendip.

A total of 284 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus dashboard was updated on October 6 (Thursday) – up from 282 on September 8.

They were among 12,110 deaths recorded across the South West.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Mendip.

A total of 167,176 deaths were recorded throughout England by October 6 (Thursday) – up from 166,623 last week.