Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK
By Punchline reporter | 27th October 2021
The latest data for coronavirus cases and deaths of patients with COVID-19 were released yesterday (October 26) by the Government's department of health and social care and NHS England.
Updated UK figures show the total number of deaths within 28 days of positive test rose to 139,843 - which includes those in care homes, hospitals and in the community.
This is an increase of 263 on the previous day's figures.
Across the UK, 40,954 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24-hour period and 8,853,227 since the outbreak began.
But on a more positive note, 49,753,037 people have now received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of October 25 and 45,582,891 have received their second dose.
Latest Public Health England figures show that the total number of cases within the county since the start of the pandemic rose to 61,956, as of Tuesday afternoon.
The total number of deaths in Gloucestershire within 28 days of a positive test sits at 978.
Total cases, for the latest 24-hour period, are split across the following regions:
Gloucester - 14,653 cases (increase of 103)
Cheltenham - 11,800 cases (increase of 76)
Stroud - 11,542 cases (increase of 119)
Tewkesbury - 8,801 cases (increase of 78)
Forest of Dean - 7,836 cases (increase of 56)
Cotswold - 7,342 cases (increase of 74)
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