One person dies of Covid-19 in the Forest of Dean – latest infections breakdown

One person has died after contracting coronavirus in the Forest of Dean, the latest figures show.

The Department of Health’s data reveals since the pandemic first hit our county one year ago, there has been 935 deaths within 28 days of the person testing positive.

Separate figures show there’s been 1,137 fatalities where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate.

A total of 258 new cases were confirmed in Gloucestershire between February 18 to 25, the latest figures show.

This is one of the lowest rises in the country, and Gloucestershire’s Covid rate per 100,000 people now stands at 40.5 – significantly lower than the national average of 97.1.

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Gloucester was the only area to confirm a double-figure rise today (March 2).

Meanwhile, the Cotswolds reported an increase of just one new infection.

The below figures show the number of new cases in each area. The number in brackets is the total number of cases in each area.

  • Gloucester: 13 new cases (6,225)
  • Stroud: eight new cases (3,581)

  • Forest of Dean: six new cases (2,994)

  • Cheltenham: four new cases (3,614)

  • Tewkesbury: two new cases (2,819)

  • Cotswold: one new case (2,491)

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UK figures

A further 343 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the UK in the lowest Tuesday rise in five months.

The last Tuesday with a lower number of Covid fatalities was on October 20, when 241 deaths were declared.

New infections were up by 6,391 today, compared with 8,489 on the same day a week ago.

Today’s jump in deaths is also down by a third on the 548 deaths recorded last Tuesday