Whist cases are still high for the District this week, there is an indication that the numbers are levelling off, however, the increase is still in double digit territory over the last seven days across Stratford on Avon District, but slightly lower than the previous week. emphasizing the importance of infection control and the roles that washing your hands, wearing a face covering and keeping your distance are having.
The cumulative cases across the county as of today are now 3440 up from 3250 (an increase of 190 and down by 35 on last week’s figure) with confirmed cases in Stratford on Avon District increasing by 29 to 657 since last week (two less than last week),
Out of the 423 SWFT Hospital Beds there remains five confirmed cases of COVID-19 at present and NO patients are in the intensive care unit. The cumulative deaths across Stratford District remains at 168 with the deaths in care home remaining at 82 from a cumulative of 1164 ‘all cause deaths’ in the district. The cumulative total of all COVID-19 deaths in Warwickshire has increased by one to 601 in the last week and over the same period there have been 3988 non COVID-19 related deaths in Warwickshire. Across the county there has been a total of 212 COVID-19 deaths in care homes settings (no increase in the last week) compared to 1323 ‘all cause deaths’ in care homes over the same period.
There are 53% of SWFT hospital beds occupied by Non-COVID-19 patients, 1% occupied with confirmed COVID-19 patients and 14% beds occupied with suspected COVID-19 patients and a spare capacity of 32% beds.
The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
SDC will be administering the scheme through the Housing Benefit team and will have an online application available from 12th October following receipt of the software programme, and individuals who are required to self-isolate before this date who meet the qualifying criteria will have payments back dated. These changes came into effect on 28 September 2020, alongside the legal duty to self-isolate.
The idea is that it will help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and avoid further social and economic restrictions, including local lockdowns.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the Test and Trace Support Payment, an individual must:
Wellesbourne Household Recycling Site
Remember the Household Recycling Site is now open Saturday, Sunday and Monday and visits can be booked online via https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/recyclingwellesbourne
Please keep safe this weekend and let’s keep doing what we have been doing and not exceed our numbers next week which are 24/100,000 over the last seven days based on a district wide population of 123,000
County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
SDC Ward Member for Wellesbourne East
SDC Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services