– 26th February 2021
It is disappointing to report that our district wide rates have increased this week which emphasises the importance of not letting complacency set in, despite the continuing success of the vaccine roll out which places South Warwickshire in second place nationally on having vaccinated the most over 65’s vaccines in terms of population percentage.
The figures over the last seven days are up to 91/100,000 from 83 last week, but the over 60’s rate has fallen to 50/100,000 (74 last week) (with 21 cases over the last seven days) – which when compared to other districts in Warwickshire for all ages is Nuneaton & Bedworth 164/100,000, North Warwickshire 236/100,000, Warwick 102/100,000 and Rugby 156/100,000. So Stratford and Warwick Districts still have the lowest case rates by far.
According to the government’s dashboard 17 new people had a confirmed positive test result across my Wellesbourne Division over seven days ending 20 February which translates into 170/100,000 so is considerably higher than the district average ☹.
The situation regarding SWFT Hospital Beds however has improved and is now 27 (41) confirmed cases of COVID-19 but there are 4 (7) patients in ICU (figures in brackets are from 19 Feb). Capacity levels have improved with 91 unoccupied general and acute beds.
The cumulative deaths across Stratford District from the start of this second wave (28th August 2020) have sadly increased by a further 6 to 123 with 36 occurring in care homes, 78 in hospital, one in a hospice and seven at home and one in a communal establishment, out of a total of 732 all cause deaths in the district for this new second wave period.
The cumulative total of deaths across Warwickshire for Wave 2 has now increased to 571 from 538 last week within a total of 3060 all cause deaths. The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Stratford district is 291 since the start of the pandemic and in Warwickshire 1171.
The locally led Lateral Flow Testing facility for people without coronavirus symptoms in Stratford at has now carried out 14,761 tests with 54 positive results.
The messages coming out of Public Health Warwickshire remain focused on conforming to the lockdown restrictions in order to stay safe and protect everyone elseas with the schools scheduled to return on 8th March extreme vigilance and the wearing of face masks and not household mixing (unless you are in a support bubble) is still essential.
Have a good weekend everyone and let’s just keep doing what we have been doing and protect other people and particularly those more vulnerable of all ages.