Coronavirus Update August 18: nine new cases in Buckinghamshire

We have updated yesterday's figures as they came in late last night.

By Thomas Bamford
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 9:29 am
The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 334.6 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 481.
The rate of infection in Buckinghamshire now stands at 334.6 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 481.

In Aylesbury Vale, there have been 821 cases, this is a rise of three.

Public Health England figures show that 1829 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday August 18. A rise of nine.

In the UK, there has been 1,089 positive tests today.

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This brings the total number of UK coronavirus cases to 320,286.

12 people have died today of Coronavirus.

In total 41,381 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 334.6 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.