October 13 Update: GWH reports a further covid death as national toll passes 138,000

By Barrie Hudson - 13 October 2021

Health

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 happened on 11 October. 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 357. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

According to the data released today at 4pm, there were 106 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the previous 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total rose to 23,451 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the previous seven days there were 620 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there had been 444 new cases in the previous 24 hours, meaning the number of people who had tested positive in Wiltshire was 42,463. This meant that in the previous seven days there had been been 2,181 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 13 October, 8,272,883 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This was a rise of 42,776 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 12 October, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 138,080 had died across all settings. This was an increase of 136.

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

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