In the UK a further 351 lives are lost from Covid-19 - taking the total to 36,393

By Ben Fitzgerald - 22 May 2020


A further 351 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK since yesterday taking the total to 36,393 since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Home secretary Priti Patel, at the Government’s daily briefing, announced that international travellers entering the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days - the measures will come into place on 8 June.

She added that new arrivals could "potentially cause a second wave". 

"I know that families both at home and abroad are desperate to be reunited. But by taking these steps, we can save more lives," she said.

In the Swindon local authority area, there were 447 confirmed cases of coronavirus and in Wiltshire there were 521.

As of 9am on 22 May, there have been 3,231,921 tests, with 140,497 tests on 21 May.

2,144,626 people have been tested, of which 254,195 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 21 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 36,393 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals. The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 29,393.

NHS England have confirmed one further death of a patient at Great Western Hospital who had tested positive for Covid-19.

This brings the total of deaths reported at GWH to 109 since the start of the outbreak. 

These figures are correct up to 5pm yesterday.

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