Well it’s Friday, so here I am again with the latest update on Covid across the district, whilst I have received the usual figures this morning, I have also had an update from the Chief Exec at SDC late this afternoon who has been extensively involved in various Incident Management Team meetings this week for South Warwickshire.
The figures over the last seven days have been skewed with not only catch-up numbers but also it would appear that some students at University in other parts of the country provided their home address with their parents when being tested away, which I understand is now being addressed.
The analysis of the cases for the district is now helping Public Health Warwickshire to shape the messaging they are putting out, the main points for our district are as follows:
As mentioned above the overall increase rate of cases for the district has reduced over the last week. Last Friday SDC was the joint highest rate across the County, today we are the lowest!
This case be shown in the chart below, this provides the number of cases per 100,000 population for the last 7 days (this is for cases which are based on the laboratory confirm sample dates for the period 7/10/20 to 13/10/20)
In addition the further chart below provides the actual number of cases per day, with the cumulative total and the average daily cases over a 7 day period, again this chart shows that the increase in new cases has reduced in the last week.
The number of cases therefore reported as of this morning across the county are now 4550 up from 3953 on 9th October.
The situation regarding the 423 SWFT Hospital Beds remains similar to all the other stats provided a week ago, which means there are five confirmed cases of COVID-19 at present with one patient in the intensive care unit.
The cumulative deaths across Stratford District has sadly increased by one to 169 with the deaths in care home remaining at 82 from a cumulative of 1206 ‘all cause deaths’ in the district. The cumulative total of all COVID-19 deaths in Warwickshire has increased by three to 604 and over the same period there have been 4178 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 1370 ‘all cause deaths’ in care homes over the same period.
There are 52% 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 33% beds.
The following link leads to a mapping service available on the government website
From a Stratford on Avon District perspective over the last seven days our rating is based on 85/100,000 so let’s keep focused in doing the right things to protect our communities safe.
Take care and have a good and socially distanced weekend.
County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
SDC Ward Member for Wellesbourne East
SDC Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services