Aylesbury Vale Covid update: Case numbers rise again, but no deaths recorded

Case numbers continue to rise across the country, while senior health officials are calling for plan B restrictions
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Case numbers have increased in Aylesbury Vale again with the Government confirming a further 238 infections today (October 20).

This represents a rise from yesterday's total, when 208 new cases were recorded.

The seven-day average for the region is rivaling the figures reported at the start of the year when a third national lockdown was authorised.

238 Covid cases were reported in Aylesbury Vale on October 20238 Covid cases were reported in Aylesbury Vale on October 20
238 Covid cases were reported in Aylesbury Vale on October 20

In the past seven days 1,366 cases have been confirmed in the area a 27.3% increase from the week before, also nearing the highest total reported all year.

No Covid-linked deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. Public Health England defines deaths as virus-related when someone passes within 28 days of testing positive.

One death of this kind was reported by the Government in Aylesbury Vale yesterday.

Across the UK, a further 49,139 Covid cases were reported and another 179 virus-linked deaths were confirmed.

Like in Aylesbury cases are up nationally, increasing by 17.2% in the past week, deaths recorded has risen by 21.1%.

Senior NHS officials have called for the government to implement a plan B to stop hospital resources being overwhelmed this winter.

Key measures NHS leaders are urging the government to implement include: mandatory face coverings in public crowded enclosed spaces.

Also, vaccine passports, asking those who can to work from home again and bringing in these changes: 'sooner than later'.