168 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Gloucestershire

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The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire increased by 168 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 19,510 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (January 28) in Gloucestershire, up from 19,342 the same time on Wednesday.

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 3,063 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 5,817.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 28,680 over the period, to 3,743,734.

Gloucestershire’s cases were among the 186,411 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 2,094 over the period.

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

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