Tuesday 7th April 2020

Today’s update includes

  • World Health Day
  • Updates, Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national/international points

World Health Day

Today is World Health Day and we’ve been sharing graphics from the World Health Organisation. Find out more about World Health Day on the WHO website.

Updates from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond

Local updates


  • “As of 9am 7 April, 266,694 tests have concluded, with 14,006 tests on 6 April. 213,181 people have been tested of which 55,242 tested positive. As of 5pm on 6 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 6,159 have sadly died.” (Department of Health and Social Care tweet)
  • This means there were 3,634 new cases confirmed yesterday, and 786 people died. 
  • The BBC’s Fergus Walsh made a 6 minute film inside intensive care at University College Hospital in London as medics treat patients with coronavirus. The patients are of ages from 40s to 70s, and as well as people with underlying health conditions include otherwise healthy patients. Twelve hour shifts and 60 hour weeks are the norm. The short film is really worth watching.

Global Summary

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 contributed to this update via our Facebook group.