Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond
- We are still asking anyone involved in a facebook group or neighbourhood/street/road network to help us map which streets have networks. As well as our map of groups and local businesses, we have a “master map” showing streets which have been leafleted, but we know this doesn’t cover all the areas that have been leafleted or are in groups yet. Download our pdf guide to mapping streets in your area.
- Stroud District Foodbank continues to support people. They say “If you’re struggling at the moment and find yourself unable to afford food, please call 01453 367 077 and we’ll advise you how to get a foodbank voucher. Please do not go to our office or warehouse which is closed in order to protect our staff and volunteers. Thank you.”
- If you able to, please support the foodbank financially – you can donate online.
- We’ve had one website design offer for local business owners that have had to change their business model. We would like to collect further such offers to add to our Local Business Directory (so far this has an emphasis on food but other offers are being added).
- “NHS England has announced three further patients with Covid-19 have died at Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust hospitals. The figures are the latest provided by the public body, as of April 1. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital.” (Stroud News)
- “156 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus in Gloucestershire, as the county records its biggest daily increase in cases yet. Public Health England has confirmed 47 new cases of the virus in the county in the last 24 hours.” (Stroud News and Journal). It is important to say that these are confirmed cases only, and that since testing has been suspended for all cases but those needing hospitalisation, we do not have an accurate number for the actual number of cases in the community.
- “As of 9am 1 April, a total of 152,979 people have been tested of which 29,474 tested positive. As of 5pm on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 [people] have sadly died.” (Department of Health and Social Care tweet)
- “The government is facing growing pressure to ramp up coronavirus testing, as the UK saw its biggest daily increase in deaths. Some 2,352 virus patients have died in hospital as of 17:00 on Tuesday – up 563 in a day” (BBC News)
- “A doctor who came out of retirement to volunteer for the NHS became the fourth UK medic to die with the virus.” (BBC News)
- More than 45,000 people who have tested positive for the virus have died [45,497]
- More than 900,000 people worldwide have tested positive for the virus [911,308]
- 190,710 people have tested positive for the virus but recovered (above all from Johns Hopkins University tracker – which will be using in future in preference to the the World Health Organisation (WHO) daily Situation Report, which lags figures by a day at time of our writing these updates)
- “Nearly half the world’s population are living under some form of requested or mandatory confinement” (below national updates from the same global summary report in The Guardian)
- Italy: “has extended its lockdown until 13 April but recorded its lowest death toll in more than a week [727 people died, bringing the total in Italy to 13,155], reinforcing indications that the coronavirus epidemic both there and in Spain may be reaching a plateau”
- China: “While China, where the outbreak originated, continues to report almost no domestic transmissions, a US intelligence report to the White House suggested Beijing was underreporting the numbers of both total cases and deaths the country has suffered”
- Spain: “Between 15 and 25 March, new cases in Spain were growing at a rate of 20% a day. From 25 March, that rate dropped to 12% and lower.”
- USA: “deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,000 in New York City as authorities warned that the worst was yet to come, while Florida officials were locked in a standoff with two cruise ships steaming toward the coast. In California, the number of people being taken to hospital nearly doubled over the past four days and the number of intensive care patients tripled.”
- France: “reported 509 deaths on Wednesday, its highest daily number since the epidemic began, bringing the toll to 4,032. The number of confirmed cases rose by 4,861 to 56,989.”
- Iran: “The death toll in Iran has reached 3,036, with 47,593 confirmed infections.”
Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website.
Thanks to the members of our Facebook group for providing links which have helped us to form this update.