Feb 17 update: GWH reports no further covid deaths for second consecutive day
By Barrie Hudson - 17 February 2021
The latest report from NHS England has revealed that no deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. It is two days since the last such deaths were reported. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the start of the outbreak remains at 294. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.
As of 4pm today there have been 24 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 10,141 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 200 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 80 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 15,735. This means that in the last seven days there have been 568 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 17 February, 4,071,185 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 12,718 positive tests in the last 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 16 February, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 118,933 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 738.
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