Feb 9 update: Seven further GWH covid deaths - but Swindon's weekly new case total below 300 for first time since December 15

By Barrie Hudson - 9 February 2021

Health

The latest report from NHS England has revealed that seven deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. According to the data, three of the deaths occurred on 7 February and four on 8 February. It is two days since the last such deaths were reported. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the start of the outbreak has risen to 280. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

As of 4pm today there have been 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total has risen to 9,918 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the last seven days there have been 295 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there have been 69 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in Wiltshire is 15,089. This means that in the last seven days there have been 652 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 9 February, 3,972,148 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This is a rise of 12,364 positive tests in the last 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 8 February, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 113,850 have died across all settings. This is an increase of 1,052.

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

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