Happy Shakespeare’s Day!!
And the good news continues in spite of the threats of the new variants from India and South Africa is that the rate of infections are down to 13/100,000 from 23 last week, however, the over 60’s rate has increased to 10/100,000 (2 last week) with four cases over the last seven days – so grandparents and those over 60 need to take care!
The figures when compared to other districts in Warwickshire for all ages is Nuneaton & Bedworth 42/100,000, North Warwickshire 29/100,000, Warwick 7/100,000 and Rugby 38/100,000.
Continuing this positive note, the situation regarding SWFT Hospital Beds has remained at similar levels, there is now just 1(2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 (1) patients in ICU (figures in brackets are from 16 April). Occupancy levels continue to be at 88% in respect of non-Covid patients for elective surgery and there are 55 unoccupied general and acute beds.
There have been no further Covid related deaths across Stratford District over the last two weeks which remains at and 140 from the start of this second wave (28th August 2020) 37 occurring in care homes, 90 in hospital, two in a hospice and 10 at home and one in a communal establishment, out of a total of 907 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 666 from 662 last week with a total of 3922 all cause deaths. The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Stratford district is 308 since the start of the pandemic and in Warwickshire 1267.
The locally led Lateral Flow Testing facility for people WITHOUT coronavirus symptoms in Stratford has now carried out 29,769 tests with 87 positive results – which represents no increase in the last two weeks. The home testing service is still available to everyone with COVID-19 symptoms and can be accessed through the home testing online portal.
Please take care and stay safe in view of the ease of lockdown restrictions. Have a lovely weekend.
County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
SDC Ward Member for Wellesbourne East
SDC Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services