COVID-19 update: 15 January 2021

 

 

 

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Key messages

  • On Wednesday 13 January, a new neighbourhood testing facility opened in Barton and Tredworth (Gloucester) area, where rates continue to be high, as part of a drive to help bring infection rates down. Testing at this site is being offered mainly to those who, for work or caring responsibilities, are still having to leave the house, and who are residents in the Barton and Tredworth  area. We are still awaiting further guidance following Government’s announcement on the plans for further local roll out, but we are in a good position to be able to take this forward, quickly, using learning from our December pilot, as well as uptake data from our new Gloucester site. Se the Gloucestershire update below for latest uptake data.
  • The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) have recommended that all frontline health and social care workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. In line with this advice, we are working on a plan to ensure that staff receive the vaccination as soon as possible – prioritising those who work with the most vulnerable people in our community or who are considered vulnerable themselves  - in a bid to have the quickest and biggest impact on the number of people becoming infected with and dying from COVID. Health and social care workers should wait to receive their letter of eligibility before they book their vaccination.
  • Council committed to supporting schools throughout lockdown. Following the government’s announcement of a new national lockdown, Gloucestershire County Council is working closely with schools to ensure all children across the county can continue their education.
  • The council has teamed up with Gloucester Rugby to help spread the message of needing to follow the guidance. Lewis Ludlow and Jordy Reid feature in the brief video which will go out on social media platforms.

Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) locations⁶:

  • Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JJ (14 January)
  • Sudeley Castle, Castle Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD (14 January)
  • Dursley Rugby Club, Hounds Green, Dursley GL11 6AJ (15 January)
  • Sudeley Castle, Castle Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD (15 January)
  • University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH (16 January)
  • Hartpury University & Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE (16 January)
  • University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH (17 January)
  • Hartpury University & Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE (16 January)
  • Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JJ (18 January)
  • Cinderford RFC, Dockham Rd, Cinderford GL14 2AQ (18 January)
  • Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AF (19 January)
  • Cheltenham North RFC, Stoke Orchard Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 7DG (19 January)
  • Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JJ (20 January)
  • Cheltenham North RFC, Stoke Orchard Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 7DG (20 January)
  • Dursley Rugby Club, Hounds Green, Dursley GL11 6AJ (21 January)
  • Sudeley Castle, Castle Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD (21 January)
  • Dursley Rugby Club, Hounds Green, Dursley GL11 6AJ (22 January)
  • Tewkesbury RFC, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PG (22 January)
  • Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 6JS (23 January)
  • University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH (23 January)
  • Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 6JS (24 January)
  • University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH (24 January)

National updates

  1. UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan
  2. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine authorised by UK medicines regulator
  3. More than 2.2 million people in UK receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
  4. Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week
  5. Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  6. Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes
  8. Extra covid protections for rough sleepers and renters  

15 January 2021

Gloucestershire Covid-19 stats

Link to graph showing daily cases by local authority

  • In week 2 (Monday 4th January– Sunday 11th January) there were 1994 confirmed cases of COVID19. Of these  cases:
  • 552 were in Gloucester
  • 360 were in Cheltenham
  • 349 were in Forest of Dean
  • 281 were in Tewkesbury
  • 259 were in Stroud
  • 193 were in Cotswold

*Please note these figures are provisional and subject to change. (Source: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ as at 16:00 06/01/2020)

*The rate of cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 is 325.2 in Gloucestershire, 385.3 in the South West, and 609.2 in England. 

Deaths mentioning COVID19:

In week 53 (Saturday 26th  December  – Friday 1st January) there were 34 deaths mentioning “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, which is 27.2% of all deaths, this compares with 44 (29.5% of all deaths) in Week 52

*Please note these figures are based on all deaths registered by the 9th January, they are provisional and will be subject to change.  They include deaths that make any mention of COVID-19 on the death certificate.    (Source: Weekly provisional figures on deaths occurring and registered in England and Wales by Local Authority)

*Please note the dates above, the ONS weeks run from Saturday- Friday and we are unable to change this.     

Deaths in NHS Trusts² - 470 (30 new)

Deaths in care homes⁴ - 345 (24 new)

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

To make sure your questions get answered promptly by the team, please continue to send your questions directly to democratic.services@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/covid-19-number-of-outbreaks-in-care-homes-management-information. 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.

⁶ Please note that there is a possibility of last minute changes if the MTU’s are diverted to assist with outbreak control both in this county or elsewhere.

 

 

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