Wednesday 8th April 2020

Today’s update includes

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

Updates from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond

Local updates

National:

  • “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.”
  • “As of 9am 8 April, 282,074 tests have concluded, with 14,682 tests on 7 April. 232,708 people have been tested of which 60,733 tested positive. As of 5pm on 7 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 7,097 have sadly died.” (Department of Health and Social Care tweet)
  • This means there were 5,491 new cases confirmed yesterday, and 938 people died
  • The UK suffered its deadliest day since the outbreak began as official figures showed 938 more people had died in hospitals, taking the overall total to 7,097. The true death toll is likely to be significantly higher.”
  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £750m rescue package for charities “after stark warnings that coronavirus was about to send many to the wall”

Global Summary

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

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