COVID-19 update: 26th June 2020

Covid-19 update 26 June 2020





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Key messages


Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) locations:

  • Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stroud (until Saturday 27 June)
  • Countrywide farmers site, Bourton on the Water (until Thursday 2 July)

National updates

PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions: 23 June 2020

Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

Reopening of tourism and visitor attractions on 4 July

Meeting people from outside your household from 4 July

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers to reopen from 4 July

Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July

Review of two metre social distancing guidance

£105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets

Claiming exceptional costs associated with coronavirus

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

26 June 2020

Gloucestershire Covid-19 stats

Total Confirmed Cases¹ - 1,382 (0 new) 

Cheltenham - 324

Cotswold - 156

Forest of Dean - 117

Gloucester - 404

Stroud - 199

Tewkesbury - 182

Deaths in NHS Trusts² - 226

Deaths in all settings that occurred up to 29 May but were registered up to the 6 June³ - 575

Care home outbreaks⁴ - 80 (0 new)

Deaths in care homes⁵ - 222 (0 new)


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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