Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England

Support us and go ad-free Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK. The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west …
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Delta Variant Linked to COVID Surges Amid Slow U.S. Vaccination Rates as Global Inequity Persists

The White House says it will miss its goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and up in the U.S., but just 45% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, and only 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of …
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Covid-19 case rates for UK nations ‘levelling off’ at six-month low

Covid-19 case rates for each of the four UK nations have dropped to a six-month low, but continue to show signs of levelling off, latest figures suggest. Wales has the lowest rate among the four nations, with 39.1 cases per 100,000 people recorded in the seven days to March 24. Rates have not been at …
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COVID-19 infection rates in schools mirror rates in the community

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates among students and staff in schools were linked to those found in the wider community at the peak of the second wave, one of the largest studies in schools has found. The Schools Infection Survey (SIS) – a partnership between Public Health England (PHE), the Office for National Statistics and the …
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How do the regions of England compare for Covid-19 case rates?

The number of new cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in most local areas of England. The overall trend masks some notable differences between the regions, however. Here is an overview of the latest case rates in each region of England, including the areas with the highest and lowest numbers. In all instances, the figures …
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Tuberculosis by country: rates per 100,000 people

Published 1 January 2013 Last updated 20 October 2020 + show all updates 20 October 2020 Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2019 (worldwide table). 29 October 2019 Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2018 (worldwide table) in 2 formats. 9 October 2018 Added 2017 TB worldwide tables in accessible formats. 3 October 2018 Added tuberculosis …
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Test and Trace consultants paid ‘£7,000 day rates’ by government for ‘shocking broken system’

Private sector consultants are being paid day rates of around £7,000 by the government to help with its coronavirus test and trace system, according to reports. Sky News said it has seen documents revealing Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was paid about £10M for around 40 consultants to provide four months’ work between the end of …
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Surge in smokers trying to quit see increased success rates in 2020

This Stoptober, smokers in England are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier ahead of flu season by joining more than 2 million smokers who have made a quit attempt since 2012 with the annual campaign. Smoking damages the lungs and airways and harms the immune system, leaving …
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Press release: Restrictions for more areas in north west, West Yorkshire and midlands to tackle rising infection rates

Further restrictions introduced across parts of north west, midlands and West Yorkshire to curb rising infection rates, agreed in collaboration with local leaders Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton escalated to areas of intervention, with new restrictions in Wolverhampton, Oadby and Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale Regulations and guidance to come into force …
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Press release: Stronger measures introduced in parts of the North East to tackle rising infection rates

Parts of the North East escalated to an area of intervention New restrictions introduced across the region to curb rising infection rates, agreed in collaboration with local leaders Regulations and guidance to come into force on Friday Following further discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint …
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