Jan 9 Update: Two further coronavirus deaths at GWH as national toll tops 80,000

By Jamie Hill - 9 January 2021


The latest report from NHS England has revealed that two deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. The data indicates that they both occurred on 7 January. It is one day since the last such death was reported. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the start of the outbreak has risen to 197. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

As of 4pm today there have been 192 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 7,613 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 1,380 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 280 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 10,080. This means that in the last seven days there have been 1,951 new confirmed cases in Wiltshire. These figures are split by local authority. Please note that these new cases are the figures reported by Public Health England and do not take into account delays in the return of positive test results.

As of 9am on 9 January, 3,017,409 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 59,937 positive tests in the last 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 8 January, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 80,868 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 1,035.

To find out how Swindon Link puts its daily figures together press here.


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