Coronavirus Update August 19: rate of infection continues to rise in Buckinghamshire

Despite this, there has only been three confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire today.

By Thomas Bamford
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 4:28 pm
Today's Coronavirus update
Today's Coronavirus update

In Aylesbury Vale, there have been 822 cases, this is a rise of one.

Public Health England figures show that 1832 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday August 19. A rise of three

In the UK, there has been 812 positive tests today.

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This brings the total number of UK coronavirus cases to 321,098.

12 people have died today of Coronavirus.

In total 41,397 have 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.

The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 336.8 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 481.

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