September 28 Update: GWH reports a further covid death
By Barrie Hudson - 28 September 2021
The latest report from NHS England has revealed that a death from covid has been reported at Great Western Hospital. According to the data, it occurred on 26 September. It has been 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 347. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.
According to the data released today at 4pm, there were 260 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the previous 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total rose to 22,250 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the previous seven days there were 1,047 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there had been 318 new cases in the previous 24 hours, meaning the number of people who had tested positive in Wiltshire was 38,165. This meant that in the previous seven days there had been been 1,817 new confirmed cases in Wiltshire.
All figures are split by local authority. Please note that 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 28 September, 7,736,235 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This was a rise of 34,526 positive tests in the past 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 27 September, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 136,375 had died across all settings. This was an increase of 167.
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