Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

Today’s update includes:

Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond
Summary of local news
Key national/international points

Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond

Local updates:

National:

Global:

  • cases doubled in the past eight days. It took 75 days to log the first 500,000 cases around the world… The global fatality rate has now risen above 5% of all reported cases, with the UK, the US and Spain among countries reporting a spike in fatalities in recent days” (Guardian)
  • More than 50,000 people who have tested positive for the virus have died [51,485]
  • 1,002,159 people worldwide have tested positive for the virus
  • 208,949 people have tested positive for the virus but recovered (above all from Johns Hopkins University tracker)

Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website.

Thanks to everyone who submitted posts in our Facebook group that contributed to this daily update!