Pressure is building on hospitals as coronavirus cases soar

Pressure is building on NHS hospitals, with a steep rise in the number of people needing urgent treatment for coronavirus (Covid 19), senior government advisers have said.England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said that while cases are rising fastest in the North of England, it is of “concern” that they are “heating up” in more parts of the country compared with a week ago.(PA Graphics) Speaking at a press briefing ahead of an announcement on further restrictions from prime minister Boris Johnson, Van-Tam said other regions are now following the North West of England pattern where the virus moved through the age bands, having started spiking…

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Donald Trump makes flippant and dangerous coronavirus comments as US cases soar

Donald Trump has told Americans not to let coronavirus ‘take over your lives’ despite having overseen the highest number of deaths in the world. The US president has made several comments understating the effects of the virus after his short hospital stay. He arrived back at the White House on the evening of 5 October. In a statement, he said: Don’t be afraid of [coronavirus], you’re going to beat it. He added: now I’m better, and maybe I’m immune, I don’t know. But don’t let it dominate your lives. Trump and coronavirus Trump announced that he and Melania had tested positive for coronavirus on 2 October. Later that…

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Rubella: confirmed cases – GOV.UK

Published 1 May 2014 Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates 5 October 2020Added 2019 Q2 to Q4 and 2020 Q1 and Q2 data to rubella notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing by quarter table. 3 April 2020Added confirmed cases in England and Wales by age and region 2019 data. 24 June 2019Updated all the tables to include the latest data. 23 November 2018Updated 'Rubella: notifications and confirmed cases' 2013 to 2018 data table. 15 June 2018Updated Rubella notifications and confirmed cases by quarter and region and age tables to include 2017 and 2018 quarter 1. 14 July 2017Added rubella notifications and confirmed cases between…

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Mumps: confirmed cases – GOV.UK

Published 23 December 2008 Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates 5 October 2020Added 2020 Q1 and Q2 data to mumps notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing in England by quarter table. 16 March 2020Added mumps notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing in England 2019 data. 19 July 2019Updated 'confirmed cases in England and Wales by age and region, 2012 to 2018' table. 24 June 2019Updated all data tables. 23 November 2018Updated Mumps: notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing table. 15 May 2018Updated mumps notifications and confirmed cases by quarter and region and age tables to include quarter 1 of 2017…

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Measles: confirmed cases – GOV.UK

Published 22 August 2014 Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates 5 October 2020Added 2020 Q1 and Q2 data to the measles notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing table. 3 April 2020Added confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales by region and age 2019 data. 16 March 2020Added measles notifications and confirmed cases by oral fluid testing in England 2019 data. 6 March 2020Added 2019 data to the confirmed cases of measles, mumps and rubella in England and Wales table. 3 October 2019Updated the confirmed cases of measles, mumps and rubella in England and Wales, and the confirmed cases of measles by region and…

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‘Absolute scandal’ – Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas of England following error

The weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases has soared in dozens of areas of England, following the addition of nearly 16,000 cases that went unreported by because of a technical error with an Excel spreadsheet.The problem has led to a delay in testing and tracing the contacts of those who tested positive for the virus, in some cases by around a week.Prime minister Boris Johnson was unable to say on 5 October how many contacts of positive coronavirus cases had been missed.Analysis by the PA news agency shows that Manchester now has the highest rate in England, with 2,740 cases recorded in the seven days to 1 October…

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PHE statement on delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases

Interim Chief Executive, PHE, Michael Brodie said: A technical issue was identified overnight on Friday 2 October in the data load process that transfers COVID-19 positive lab results into reporting dashboards. After rapid investigation, we have identified that 15,841 cases between 25 September and 2 October were not included in the reported daily COVID-19 cases. The majority of these cases occurred in most recent days. Every one of these cases received their COVID-19 test result as normal and all those who tested positive who were advised to self-isolate. NHS Test and Trace and PHE have worked to quickly resolve the issue and transferred all outstanding cases immediately into…

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A further 12,872 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK

The government has confirmed almost 13,000 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK. As of 9am on Saturday 3 October, there had reportedly been a further 12,872 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus. This was up from a further 6,968 lab-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9am on Friday 2 October. The official dashboard said on 3 October that due to a technical issue, which has now been resolved, there was a delay in publishing a number of cases. This means that the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between 24 September and 1 October. The figure from 3 October…

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COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

Published 10 January 2020 Last updated 2 October 2020 + show all updates 2 October 2020Consolidated case definitions for inpatient and community settings into 1 list. 31 July 2020Updated flowchart to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days. 30 July 2020Updated information in section 3, with regards to 14-day self-isolation for admitted patients and provision of written information on ongoing isolation when discharging patients. 22 May 2020Updated flowchart. 18 May 2020Updated information on case definition. 27 April 2020Removed link to withdrawn primary care guidance from the flowchart. 21 April 2020Removed guidance on Priorities for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing. 6 April 2020Updated information provided on local testing.…

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Pandemic of Repression: Modi Government Crushes Dissent While Ignoring India’s 6 Million COVID Cases

In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we're reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or Big Pharma. We count on YOU to make our work possible. Today, a generous supporter will DOUBLE your new monthly donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift will go twice as far. This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a monthly donation and provide us with…

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