This week has seen the continued emergence from Lockdown with May 17th heralded as “Hug Day” by some with it being the first joyful opportunity many have had to actually hug those outside of their household. The Government advised that as of Monday :
Therefore, looking at our county vaccination rate is key as the vaccine roll out continues to progress at a pace.
In Warwickshire it remains a hopeful picture from the case rate and vaccine take up perspective.
In the past week there have been 0 new cases of Covid-19 with cumulative cases being 32,175 and deaths in total being 1,069 since the start of the pandemic.
In Warwickshire our 7 day confirmed cases rate is 12 with our 7 day rolling average reducing to 9.2 which is promising. A comparison is Nuneaton and Bedworth where case numbers have dropped this week to 25 confirmed cases and 19.2 rolling average.
Our Hospital Bed occupancy is at 85% capacity for general and acute beds with 0 beds with on the wards or in ITU being Covid related occupancy. A comparison is University College Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where there are 6 cases, 5 Covid Bed occupation with 1 of those being in ITU. They are also at 95% bed occupancy for surgical and acute patients.
Warwickshire Vaccinations: From Dec 8th until this week: Total 329,777 with each age group and percentage of the age group noted:
As we continue to emerge from lockdown and follow the Roadmap it is with a balanced approach and flexibility to react to any new challenges new variants may bring.
Please note I now have a WCC phone number which is :07392260141.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Safe and Well.
Wellesbourne Division WCC
Ettington ward member and Chair of Overview and Scrutiny , Vice Chair of Climate Change Panel SDC
I am truly humbled to have been elected as the County Councillor for the Wellesbourne division in Thursday’s Election and I am sincerely grateful to the voters who have placed their trust in me for the next four years. I am truly thankful to my predecessor Cllr Anne Parry for her support and guidance.
I look forward to meeting with you either virtually or in person and working with you and representing you at Warwickshire County Council in the near future.
I will update you with my WCC email and phone number in the next update as I have yet to be assigned these along with my Resident Surgery dates.
The rate of infections across the district have started to level at 13/100,000 from 11 last week, but there are zero cases which have been reported for the over 60’s over the last seven days, which is terrific news. Cases when compared to other districts in Warwickshire for all ages is Nuneaton & Bedworth 44/100,000, North Warwickshire 18/100,000, Warwick 19/100,000 and Rugby 31/100,000.
Continuing this positive note, the situation regarding SWFT Hospital Beds has remained at similar levels, there remains just 1 (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 with 0 (0) patient in ICU (figures in brackets are from 30 April). Occupancy levels have increased to 90% in respect of non-Covid patients for elective surgery and there are 38 unoccupied general and acute beds.
Sadly there has been one further Covid related death across the Stratford District over the last week to 141 from the start of this second wave (28th August 2020) 37 occurring in care homes, 91 in hospital, two in a hospice and 10 at home and one in a communal establishment, out of a total of 1000 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 670 from 668 last week with a total of 4131 all cause deaths. The cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths in Stratford district is 309 since the start of the pandemic and in Warwickshire 1271.
The locally led Lateral Flow Testing facility for people WITHOUT coronavirus symptoms in Stratford has now carried out 29,133 tests with positive results remaining at 87, which represents no increases in positivity over the last four weeks. The home testing service is still available to everyone with COVID-19 symptoms and can be accessed through the home testing online portal.
Have a good week and stay safe and well.
Cllr Wellesbourne Division WCC
SDC Cllr Ward Member for Ettington
Chair Overview and Scrutiny and
Vice Chair Climate Change Panel.