October 22 Update: GWH reports three covid deaths

By Barrie Hudson - 22 October 2021


The latest report from NHS England has revealed that three further deaths from covid have been reported at Great Western Hospital. According to the data, one of the deaths occurred on 17 October, another on 20 October and the third on 21 October. It has been three 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 361. These figures are correct up to 4pm yesterday.

According to the data released today at 4pm, there were 309 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the previous 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total rose to 26,426 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the previous seven days there were 2,523 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there had been 705 new cases in the previous 24 hours, meaning the number of people who had tested positive in Wiltshire was 48,300 This meant that in the previous seven days there had been been 4,681 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 22 October, 8,689,949 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This was a rise of 42,298 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

As of 5pm on 21 October, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 139,326 had died across all settings. This was an increase of 180.

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


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