Coronavirus Update July 28: Buckinghamshire infection rate at 321 cases per 100,000

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire increased by nine over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 4:35 pm
There have been 788 cases of Coronavirus in Aylesbury Vale.

Public Health England figures show that 1,731 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (July 27) in Buckinghamshire, up from 1,722 the same time on Friday.

In Aylesbury Vale cases remained static at 788.

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 321 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 462.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,197 over the period, to 300,111.

Buckinghamshire's cases were among the 35,167 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 224 over the period.

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