Coronavirus: Two cases diagnosed in Richmond

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Richmond increased by two over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

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Public Health England figures show that 734 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (September 17) in Richmond, up from 732 the same time on Wednesday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Richmond now stands at 371 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 585.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 3,395 over the period, to 381,614.

​Richmond’s cases were among the 44,175 recorded across London, a figure which rose by 247 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

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