The good news is continuing as we continue to head in the right direction, at the moment inspite of the threats of new variants, as the rate of infections are down to 23/100,000 from 32 last week, the over 60’s rate has remained at 2/100,000 (7 last week) with just one case over the last seven days – which when compared to other districts in Warwickshire for all ages is Nuneaton & Bedworth 27/100,000, North Warwickshire 48/100,000, Warwick 16/100,000 and Rugby 48/100,000.
Continuing this positive note, the situation regarding SWFT Hospital Beds has remained at similar levels, there are now 2 (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1 (1) patients in ICU (figures in brackets are from 9 April). Occupancy levels continue to be at 88% in respect of non-Covid patients for elective surgery and there are 47 unoccupied general and acute beds.
There have been no further Covid related deaths across Stratford District over the last week and remain at 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 662 from 660 last week with a total of 3830 all cause deaths. The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Stratford district is 308 since the start of the pandemic and in Warwickshire 1263.
The locally led Lateral Flow Testing facility for people WITHOUT coronavirus symptoms in Stratford has now carried out 26,719 tests with 87 positive results – which represents no increase in the positive cases over the last seven days. 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.
County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
SDC Ward Member for Wellesbourne East
SDC Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services