Apr 8 update: First GWH covid death report in a week
By Barrie Hudson - 8 April 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. According to the data, the death occurred on April 7. It is seven days 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 319. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.
As of 4pm today there have been 17 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 11,323 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 79 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 12 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 17,098. This means that in the last seven days there have been 84 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 8 April, 4,370,321 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 3,030 positive tests in the last 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 7 April, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 126,980 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 53.
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