Second covid death reported at GWH in as many days takes total to 147

By Barrie Hudson - 19 November 2020

Health

The latest report from NHS England has revealed that a death from coronavirus has been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. According to the data, it occurred on Tuesday, 17 November. It is the second such death reported at the hospital in as many days. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the outbreak began has increased to 147. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

As of 4.13pm today there have been 61 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 3,421 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 521 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 122 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 4,353. This means that in the last seven days there have been 411 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 19 November, 1,453,256 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 22,915 positive tests in the last 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 18 November, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 53,775 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 501.

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

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