In a span of 24 hours, five new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in Gloucestershire. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 1,891. 

The first case of COVID-19 in Gloucestershire was recorded on February 26. Since then, there has been an exponential rise in the number of positive cases in the region.

With 98 more deaths from COVID-19, the total death toll has risen to 46,511. As for the number of positive tests, there are 871 more positive cases. The total number of cases has increased to 309,005.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 35 deaths in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. The records of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust state the number of deaths to be 194.

Number of cases recorded by the local authority:

Cheltenham – 437 cases 

Cotswolds – 217 cases 

Forest of Dean – 166 cases

Gloucester – 546 cases

Stroud – 271 cases 

Tewkesbury – 259 cases

The growth rate and R value of the virus transmission in the country now indicates a rise in the value. Statistics from the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) show that the growth rate is between minus 5% to 0 as opposed to the previous week’s data showing the growth rate between 4% to minus 1%.

The reproduction number for the UK, which is represented as R, is between 0.8 to 1.

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) is not certain about this figure. It has estimated that the current value of R in the UK is below 1.

The R value also seems to be close to 1 in all the other regions.

The figure for R and growth rate has been provided by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a subgroup of Sage.