Feb 18 update: First GWH covid death report in three days
By Barrie Hudson - 18 February 2021
The latest report from NHS England has revealed that a death from covid has been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. It is three days since the last such deaths were reported. According to the data, the death occurred on February 16. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the start of the outbreak has risen to 295. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.
As of 4pm today there have been 40 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 10,181 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 213 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 63 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 15,798. This means that in the last seven days there have been 556 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 18 February, 4,083,242 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 12,057 positive tests in the last 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 17 February, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 119,387 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 454.
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