FIGURES show there has been a sharp rise of eight coronavirus case to 86.

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have released the latest statistics on their daily dashboard.

As of 9am of March 30, there have been a total of 134,946 people who have been tested.

There were 112,805 negative and 22,141 positive.

As of 5pm on 29 March, of those hospitalised in the UK, 1,408 have sadly died.

Yesterday, the Messenger reported that there were 77 confirmed cases.