Rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire slows

The increase of confirmed coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire was at its lowest for a matter of weeks this weekend.

Official figures show that 17 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Gloucestershire.

Public Health England figures show that 1,231 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Sunday morning in Gloucestershire, up from 1,214 the same time on Friday.

A week before, there were 1,098 cases.

It means cases have increased by one percent over the weekend, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of five percent.

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

Across the UK, 186,599 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Sunday, up from 177,454 at the same point on Friday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

In total, 882,343 people had been tested, and, as of 5pm on Saturday, 28,446 had died.

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