THERE are now 283 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dudley Borough, according to official figures.

The total, which is updated daily by Public Health England, is accurate as of Sunday, April 5.

Birmingham remains at the top of the Government list of local authorities for cases confirmed, with 1,246.

As of today (Sunday), there are 47,806 confirmed cases of the virus across the UK. Of these, 4,934 people have died.

In neighbouring areas, Worcestershire has a total of 350 confirmed cases and Staffordshire 534.

Daily coronavirus testing passed 10,000 people a day across the UK on Thursday, which could go some way to explain the steep rise in confirmed cases.

The Government has promised it will dramatically increase coronavirus testing to 100,000 a day by the end of the month.