Sunday 3rd May 2020

347 people who were in Gloucestershire hospitals with Coronavirus have been discharged. Wishing them well in their continued recovery!  

Today’s update includes:

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

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

Local updates:

National news:

  • “As of 9am 3 May, there have been 1,206,405 tests, with 76,496 tests on 02 May.  882,343 people have been tested of which 186,599 tested positive. As of 5pm on 02 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 28,446 have sadly died.(Department of Health and Social Care pinned tweet)
  • In the last 24 hour period 315 people died in hospitals or care homes, and there were 4,339 more confirmed cases. (Often Sunday’s figures are lower than weekday as delay reported)

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