Tuesday 28th 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 28 April, there have been 763,387 tests, with 43,563 tests on 27 April. 599,339 people have been tested of which 161,145 tested positive. As of 5pm on 27 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 21,678 have sadly died.” (Department of Health and Social Care pinned tweet)
  • The UK now has the fifth highest number of confirmed cases – passing Germany with 159,137 (France has 166,036, Italy 201,505, Spain 232,128, and the USA 1,002,498).
  • The UK is one of five countries where over 20,000 people have already been recorded as dying after testing positive for Covid-19 (with France, Spain, Italy and the USA).
  • The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released information about “Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 17 April 2020“. The ONS say: “The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 17 April 2020 (Week 16) was 22,351; this represents an increase of 3,835 deaths registered compared with the previous week (Week 15) and 11,854 more than the five-year average; this is the highest weekly total recorded since comparable figures begin in 1993.”

International developments:


Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website. The following numbers may be useful: Samaritans: 116 123, Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247, Mind: 0300 123 3393, Age UK: 0800 169 6565, Childline: 0800 1111.

Thanks to everyone who helped create this update through our Facebook group. If you submit posts, we will often decline posting them to the discussion directly and instead hold them till the single daily summary – to try to reduce the number of posts in the feed and make it easier for people to follow the information. Please continue to submit posts to admins for this purpose with a flag REQUEST / OFFER / UPDATE / QUESTION