COVID-19 update: 14th August 2020

Covid-19 update 14 August 2020





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Key messages

Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) locations⁶:

  • University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham (13 - 14 August and 20 - 21 August)
  • Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester (14 - 16 August, and 23 - 24 August)
  • Cheltenham North RFC, Stoke Orchard Road, Bishops Cleeve (16 - 18 August)
  • Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold (18 - 20 August)
  • Cinderford Rugby Club, Dockham Road, Cinderford (24th - 25 August)

National updates

New UK-wide methodology agreed to record COVID-19 deaths

Education plans from September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes

Coronavirus and the impact on output in the UK economy: June 2020

Restrictions on household gatherings to continue in parts of North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester

UK government secures new COVID-19 vaccines and backs global clinical trial

Prime Minister announces stronger enforcement measures as easements resume:

From Saturday 15th August:

  • Bowling alleys, skating rinks and casinos to reopen for the first time as well as indoor play and soft play centres which comply with new Covid-19 Secure guidelines
  • Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas, barbers across England will be able to offer all close contact services and treatments
  • Wedding receptions for up to 30 people to resume – and indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will recommence
  • Sports and business events pilots to resume

Test and Trace service reaches more than 250,000 people since launch

14 August 2020

Gloucestershire Covid-19 stats

Link to graph showing daily cases by local authority

Total Confirmed Cases¹ - 1,918

Cheltenham - 439

Cotswold -  218

Forest of Dean -  166

Gloucester -  557

Stroud - 273

Tewkesbury - 265

Deaths in NHS Trusts² - 229 

Deaths in all settings that occurred up to 31 July but were registered up to 8 August³ - 582 

Deaths in care homes⁴ - 260 

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


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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.

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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