COVID-19 update: 10th July 2020

Covid-19 update 10 July 2020





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Key messages

  • GCC press release about 1550 free laptops and tablets for vulnerable children made national news on Wednesday. The story featured Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service delivering laptops to Severn Vale School, and was covered at lunchtime by BBC One and BBC News Channel, as well as most BBC regional news television broadcasts.

Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) locations:

  • Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JJ 
  • Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stroud

National updates

A Plan for Jobs 2020 speech as delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Coronavirus infections in the community in England: July 2020

COVID-19: potentially infectious people

Majority of children no longer need to shield

NHS Test and Trace contacts more than 130,000 people

Travel corridors

Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

Businesses including beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo studios can reopen safely from Monday 13 July

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary's statement on coronavirus: 9 July 2020

Recreational team sport to return safely this summer

Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11

Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

10 July 2020

Gloucestershire Covid-19 stats

Total Confirmed Cases¹ - 1,833

Cheltenham - 424 

Cotswold - 200

Forest of Dean - 162 

Gloucester - 536 

Stroud - 257

Tewkesbury - 254

[Numbers of lab-confirmed positive cases now include those identified by testing in all settings (pillars 1 and 2). Due to this change many cases previously not attributed to any area are now included in area totals. This is not a recent surge in cases – the cases now being reported occurred from April onwards.]

Deaths in NHS Trusts² - 227

Deaths in all settings that occurred up to 26 June but were registered up to 4 July³ - 578

Care home outbreaks⁴ -  80

Deaths in care homes⁵ - 225

Key links

National Guidance 

General NHS advice

Latest advice and developments from Gloucestershire NHS 

Gloucestershire's Community Help Hub

Council service updates

Make an adult social care referral 

Business advice and support

Looking after your wellbeing

Support for children and families during Covid-19


Your questions answered

Please continue to send us your Covid-19 questions as normal.

¹ The above data reflects nationally published data available here.

² This section contains information on deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in Gloucestershire and had tested positive for Covid-19 at time of death or where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the date the deaths were announced. It is based on national NHS data published here

³ Weekly death figures provide provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales for which data are available. From 31 March 2020 these figures also show the number of deaths involving coronavirus (Covid-19), based on any mention of Covid-19 on the death certificate. Figures by place of death may differ to previously published figures  due to improvements in the way we code place of death. This figure does not include deaths of those resident outside England and Wales or those records where the place of residence is either missing or not yet fully coded. For this reason counts may differ to published figures when summed. Bank Holidays could affect the number of registrations made within those weeks.

⁴ Care homes vary in size and in the characteristics of their residents. Outbreak data is also being reported publicly here: The figures here are slightly lower than our local figures due to a time lag. The number of cases (confirmed or suspected) has not been reported due to limitations in data accuracy which means comparison is not possible. This information is being used for operational purposes. As testing in care homes increases we will review whether adding this information will add additional strategic insight.

⁵ CQC publish figures on deaths where Covid-19 was suspected in the notification from the care home, as well as all cause mortality (since 10 April 2020). It is probable that not all deaths due to Covid-19 will be notified as such, conversely Covid-19 may be mentioned but not have been a contributory factor in a death). While CQC numbers are more comprehensive than local reporting, they are not currently reported by district council.



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