Swindon reports 18 new covid cases

By Barrie Hudson - 7 October 2020

Health

The latest report from NHS England has revealed that there have been no further deaths reported at Great Western Hospital from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. It has now been 15 days since the last death was reported at the hospital. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the outbreak remains at 129. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

As of 4pm today there have been 18 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 1,457 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 67 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 22 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 1,825. This means that in the last seven days there have been 169 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 7 October, 544,275 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 14,162 positive tests in the last 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 6 October, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 42,515 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 70.

The Government has announced that due to a technical issue which has now been resolved, there has been a delay in publishing a number of covid cases in England. This means the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between 24 September and 1 October, increasing the number of cases reported.

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

 

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