– 5th March 2021
I’m pleased to report we have a more encouraging update this week in respect of the rates of infection which is very welcome news.
The figures over the last seven days are down to 68/100,000 from 91 last week, but the over 60’s rate has slightly increased to 53/100,000 (50 last week) (with 22 cases over the last seven days) – which when compared to other districts in Warwickshire for all ages is Nuneaton & Bedworth 110/100,000, North Warwickshire 164/100,000, Warwick 77/100,000 and Rugby 113/100,000. So Stratford and Warwick Districts still have the lowest case rates across the county.
According to the government’s dashboard 10 new people had a confirmed positive test result across the Wellesbourne/Snitterfield Division over seven days ending 27 February (17 last week). which translates into 100/100,000, so is considerably higher than the district average. This highlights the importance of not getting complacent or relaxing on the social distancing measures.
The situation regarding SWFT Hospital Beds continues to improve and is now 22 (27) confirmed cases of COVID-19 but there are 2 (4) patients in ICU (figures in brackets are from 26 Feb). Capacity levels have improved with 113 unoccupied general and acute beds.
Sadly the cumulative deaths across Stratford District have increased by seven over the last week and now number 130 from the start of this second wave (28th August 2020) 36 occurring in care homes, 85 in hospital (including all seven from last week), one in a hospice and seven at home and one in a communal establishment, out of a total of 766 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 599 from 571 last week within a total of 3191 all cause deaths. The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Stratford district is 298 since the start of the pandemic and in Warwickshire 1200.
The locally led Lateral Flow Testing facility for people without coronavirus symptoms in Stratford at has now carried out 16,728 tests with 60 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 else, as with the schools scheduled to return on Monday it is essential that extreme vigilance and the wearing of face masks and not household mixing (unless you are in a support bubble) is continued throughout the lockdown.
More vaccinations amongst residents living in Stratford District have been carried out than any of the other districts and boroughs in Warwickshire with a total of 39159 vaccinations as of 4th March. This is a fantastic achievement by all the vaccination centres and our thanks are extended to everyone involved with the vaccine rollout including all the volunteers.
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