190 new Covid cases confirmed in Swindon over past 24 hours

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Swindon increased by 190 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 7,009 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (January 6) in Swindon, up from 6,819 the same time on Tuesday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Swindon now stands at 523 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 481.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 62,322 over the period, to 2,836,801.

Swindon’s cases were among the 131,500 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 3,223 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

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