66 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Gloucestershire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire increased by 66 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 21,690 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday in Gloucestershire, up from 21,624 the same time on Friday.

The number of recorded cases has fallen for the seventh week running in Gloucestershire:

February 27-28: 66 coronavirus cases diagnosed

February 20-21: 149 coronavirus cases diagnosed

February 13-14: 210 coronavirus cases diagnosed

February 6-7: 256 coronavirus cases diagnosed

January 30-31: 402 coronavirus cases diagnosed

January 23-24: 468 coronavirus cases diagnosed

January 16-17: 570 coronavirus cases diagnosed

January 9-10: 760 coronavirus cases diagnosed

January 2-3: 476 coronavirus cases diagnosed

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 Gloucestershire now stands at 3,405 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 6,508.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 18,924 over the period, to 4,182,009.

Gloucestershire’s cases were among the 211,035 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 880 over the period.

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

Gazette Series Gloucestershire