COVID-19: Hampshire cases see big jump, Wiltshire up 37

COVID-19: Hampshire cases see big jump, Wiltshire up 37

Published by Jack Deery at 5:45pm 8th April 2020.

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Public Health England have released the latest local authority figures.


The latest figures published for today (Wednesday 8th April) show there are now 268 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

That's a rise of 37 since yesterday.

The figures for the county are broken down by local authority as follows:

  • Wiltshire Council area - 180
  • Swindon Borough Council area - 88

As of 12.00pm today, there have been 10 patients at Salisbury District Hospital who were admitted to intensive care and have recovered enough to go home, 17 have died. 


The number of cases recorded in the last 24 hours has risen to 1,600.

That's an increase of 279 in the last 24 hours.

The figures are broken down as follows:

  • Hampshire County Council area - 1,241
  • Southampton City Council area - 191
  • Portsmouth City Council area - 130
  • Isle of Wight Council area - 38
Department of Health and Social Care release the updated figures daily


The total number of people across the UK that have tested positive is now 60,733, an increase of 5,491.

As of 5.00pm yesterday (Tuesday 7th April), the number of people to have died in hospital, that have tested positive, is at 7,097.

That's a rise of 938 deaths in 24 hours.

Updated figures haven't been released for the number of people that have recovered from the illness.

No details of the number of people tested in each local area are released.

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