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Covid-19 cases hit 200 plus in Hampshire as Wiltshire sees another rise

Covid-19 cases hit 200 plus in Hampshire as Wiltshire sees another rise

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 8:10pm 23rd March 2020. (Updated at 5:54am 24th March 2020)

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Public Health England has released its latest set of figures for diagnosed cases of coronavirus.

The number of cases of Covid -19 across Hampshire as of 9am today (23rd March) now stands at 209.

Those figures are broken down for local authorities as follows:

  • Hampshire County Council - 171
  • Southampton City Council - 11
  • Portsmouth City Council - 25
  • Isle of Wight County Council - 2

HAMPSHIRE DEATHS:

Meanwhile two more people have died in the county from Covid-19 

A spokesperson for Hampshire Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that two patients – a man and a woman - who were being cared for at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital respectively, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"The patients, were aged 74 and 89 respectively. Both families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

WILTSHIRE :

There's also been a rise again in confirmed cases in Wiltshire with 35 now recorded.

  • Wiltshire County Council -28
  • Swindon Borough Council -7

UK PICTURE:

There's been another big daily increase, of 967, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in the UK to 6.650.

335 people have died.

PLEA TO STAY HOME

Meanwhile staff at Salisbury District Hospital are among those turning to social media to urge people to stay at home and help reduce the spread of Covid -19.

 

 

 

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