December 6 update: A further covid death reported at GWH
By Barrie Hudson - 6 December 2021
The latest report from NHS England has revealed that a death from covid has been reported at Great Western Hospital in the last 24 hours. According to the data it occurred on 3 December. 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 389. These figures are correct up to 4pm on 5 December.
According to the data released today at 4.20pm, there were 107 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the previous 24 hours in Swindon, meaning the total rose to 33,015 confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. In the previous seven days there were 774 new confirmed cases in Swindon. In Wiltshire there had been 270 new cases in the previous 24 hours, meaning the number of people who had tested positive in Wiltshire was 65,359. This meant that in the previous seven days there had been been 2,568 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 6 December, 10,515,239 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. This was a rise of 51,649 positive tests in the past 24 hours.
As of 5pm on 5 December, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK who died within 28 days of their test, 145,646 had died across all settings. This was an increase of 41.
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