Wednesday 6th May 2020

Some key milestones:

  • More than 200 people have now died with Covid-19 as an underlying cause in hospitals in Gloucestershire. This does not include people who have died in care homes or their own homes.
  • More than 200,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK – this includes tests in hospitals and elsewhere.
  • Over 30,000 people have now died with Covid-19 in the UK – this includes people who have died in hospitals and care homes, but not in the community.
  • Globally, over 260,000 people have now died.

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:

International developments:

Notes

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