Friday 24 April 2020

Today’s update includes:

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

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

Local updates:

National news:

  • As of 9am 24 April, 612,031 tests have concluded, with 28,532 tests on 23 April. 444,222 people have been tested of which 143,464 tested positive. As of 5pm on 23 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 19,506 have sadly died.(DHSC twitter)
  • Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says 16,000 tests have been booked on new website.  It was closed temporarily after slots were all taken (BBC)

International developments:

  • There are now over 2.75m documented cases of Covid-19  ( 2761121) and sadly at least 193671 people have died of the virus. Johns Hopkins tracker:
  • The number of deaths in the US has passed 50,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The White House says Donald Trump’s remarks on disinfectants were taken out of context but Doctors and a disinfectant firm have issued warnings after he suggested injecting disinfectant
  • Global leaders launch WHO initiative to speed up development of vaccines, drugs and tests
  • Most Muslims will observe the holy month of Ramadan by fasting under lockdown 

(All BBC)


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