MORE than ten per cent of residents taking a coronavirus test in Barnsley are receiving a positive result.

Around 7,500 people are taking a PCR test - where the swab is sent to a lab - every week in the town.

A total of 12 per cent of those people are testing positively.

Thousands of people are also taking a rapid lateral flow test - where results are given in less than an hour - every day in Barnsley.

Almost 30,000 of these have been taken this month.