193 new Covid-19 cases in Aylesbury Vale over the weekend as infections appear to level off

Cases recorded between Thursday and Saturday in latest figures show new infections appear to be levelling off in the Vale and across Bucks

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 11:36 am

Coronavirus cases have levelled off across England, raising hopes that the lockdown will reduce infections.

Two sets of figures for England and the UK last week showed that infections had largely stopped rising and may have started to fall. Health secretary Matt Hancock said that Britain was reaching the “peak of the second wave”.

And that appears to have been reflected right here in Aylesbury Vale and wider Bucks too.

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In data provided by the government between Thursday and up to Saturday - remember figures are released 24 hours behind meaning Sunday's figures will be published this evening for example - Aylesbury Vale saw 193 new Covid-19 cases, up to 2,422 from the 2,229 recorded in Wednesday's figures on Thursday.

That averages at around 64 new positive tests per day.

In Bucks there have been 6,708 cases, a rise of 297 between Thursday and Saturday - again averaging out at around 98 per day.

In Aylesbury Vale there have now been 103 deaths attributed to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.