Jan 8 update: GWH reports two more covid deaths and national figure increases by 1,325
By Barrie Hudson - 8 January 2021
The latest report from NHS England has revealed that two deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. The data indicates that one occurred on 5 January and the other on 7 January. It is 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 195. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.
As of 4pm today there have been 209 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 7,421 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 1,258 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 326 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 9,800. This means that in the last seven days there have been 1,850 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 January, 2,957,472 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 68,053 positive tests in the last 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 7 January, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 78,833 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 1,325.
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