447 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury Vale yesterday

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he number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by 447 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 21,774 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (January 12) in Buckinghamshire, up from 21,327 the same time on Monday.

There were 158 new cases in Aylesbury Vale.

In the UK, 1,243 died of Coronavirus.

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.

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The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 4,003 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 4,881.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 45,533 over the period to 3,164,051.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 386,605 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 6,962 over the period.

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

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