October 18 Update: Swindon has 361 new covid cases

By Barrie Hudson - 19 October 2021


The latest report from NHS England has revealed that no further deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital. It has been five days since the last such death was reported. This means the coronavirus death toll at Great Western Hospital since the start of the outbreak remains at 357. These figures are correct up to 4pm on Sunday.

According to the data released today at 5.09pm, there were 361 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the previous 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total rose to 25,063 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the previous seven days there were 1,787 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there had been 637 new cases in the previous 24 hours, meaning the number of people who had tested positive in Wiltshire was 45,656. This meant that in the previous seven days there had been been 3,930 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 18 October, 8,497,868 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This was a rise of 49,156 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 17 October, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 138,629 had died across all settings. This was an increase of 45.

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

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