t’s a shorter update this week as the briefings with WCC and Public Health Warwickshire are now fortnightly, but I still get the daily updates and the figures below relate to the stats received end of play yesterday 18th June.
The cumulative cases in the county are now 1559 up from 1524 with confirmed cases in Stratford on Avon District at 370 up one from 369 since the previous week, which is very encouraging. Testing is continuing at Stratford College and the Track and Trace procedures are well underway.
Out of the 427 SWFT Hospital Beds there are eight cases of COVID-19 and no cases in intensive care. With the updated ONS figures sadly the cumulative deaths across Stratford District are now 161 (an increase of two in the last week) which includes 80 from the care home settings from a cumulative of 789 ‘all cause deaths’. The cumulative total of all COVID-19 deaths in Warwickshire is now 533 and over the same period there have been 2580 non COVID-19 related deaths in Warwickshire. Across the county there have been 202 COVID-19 deaths in care homes settings compared to 754 non COVID-19 deaths in care homes over the same period.
The capacity in hospitals remains good with 2% of beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and 11% with suspected COVID-19 patients There are 34% of beds occupied by Non-COVID-19 patients and a spare capacity of 53% reinforcing that the NHS is very much open for business!
SDC Environmental Health
The environmental health teams at Stratford District Council are continuing to work really hard to provide advice and guidance to businesses and retail outlets including restaurants, pubs, cafes, garden centres and shops. The team has also provided a wealth of information with links to government guidance which can be accessed from its website https://www.stratford.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-recovery.cfm
Stratford Town Centre
The new one-way temporary roadway scheme opened last week to provide additional space for pedestrians to safely circulate, for customers to queue outside shops and for businesses to expand to meet customer needs. The speed in which this was implemented was quite incredible and the focus on a more aesthetic and attractive scheme, once any initial issues are ironed out, is to follow.
Waste Household Recycling
The online booking system continues to work really well and the sites open include Burton Farm in Stratford and Princes Drive, Leamington Spa: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc New booking dates are continuing to be released by WCC but remember a household can only book on visit every two weeks. Whilst the centre in Shipston opens on Monday 22 June but there are no plans for Wellesbourne to open in view of the difficulties of implementing social distancing procedures effectively.
Wishing you all a great weekend! Keep safe, healthy and socially distanced.
Warwickshire County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
Ward Member for Wellesbourne East