Pub giant Wetherspoons has confirmed that 66 workers at 50 branches across the country have tested postive for coronavirus since reopening in the summer.

Wetherspoons said about 32 million people have visited its pubs since they reopened their doors at the start of July.

The company said it has reported 66 positive tests for Covid-19 among its 41,564 employees since reopening.

Tim Martin, founder and chairman of the group, said a total of 811 pubs have reported zero positive tests, 40 pubs have reported one, six pubs have reported two, two pubs reported three and two pubs reported four.

The firm said most of the reported cases have been mild or asymptomatic and 28 of the 66 employees have already returned to work, after self-isolating in accordance with medical guidelines.

The locations of the pubs affected by positive tests were not disclosed.