ALMOST 15 per cent of people taking a coronavirus test in Barnsley are receiving a positive result.

Latest figures show that around 10,500 people are taking a PCR test every week, where swabs have to be taken to a lab, and 14.4 per cent of those people are testing positively.

This is the highest figure since November 11.

More than 455,000 lateral flow tests, which give results in less than an hour, have been conducted since the start of the pandemic - more than 20,000 of those have been this month.