A THIRD person in the Cotswolds has tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total in the district to three.

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed there are now ten cases of Covid-19 in Gloucestershire, with new cases in the Cotswolds, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham areas.

To respect patient confidentiality, no further details about the individuals have been provided.

Sarah Scott, director of Public Health said: “I want to reassure everyone that, with our partners, we are doing everything we can to make sure the county is as prepared and resilient as possible.

“But it is important to be clear - we can’t do this alone, everyone needs to help where the can - check on your neighbours, especially those who are more vulnerable, to see if they need any support, reassurance or just a chat to help make sure they don’t become isolated.

"It’s a small thing but will have a big, positive impact.”