Monday 11th May 2020

Key News:

You can read the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020” via gov.uk. In it, he stated “this is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week”. We cover some further details below under national news.

The UK is now the country where the second highest number of people have died (32,140), higher than the current number in Italy (30,739), with the USA (79,699) being the place where the most people who have died ( Johns Hopkins University tracker)

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

  • Sandy Moller let us know that a free ‘Shop ‘n’ Drop delivery service has been set up for residents to get the items that they need whilst practising social distancing. This has been promoted initially for residents living across Rodborough but also open to help out across the rest of Stroud where there is interest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/stroudcorona/permalink/267390921115336/ 
  • We now have 4,305 members. Please invite your friends to grow this community. And please do introduce yourself and let us know anything you’d like to see in the group related to coronavirus and how we can work together to get through the pandemic and it’s impacts
  • Please take a look at the Group Purpose and Guidelines if you haven’t read them recently.

Local updates:

  • “There have been no new reported deaths of patients who had tested positive for coronavirus in Gloucestershire in the past 24 hours. Public Health England said the total number of Covid-19 linked deaths remains at 208 in Gloucestershire – the same as on Saturday. Of those who have died, 179 were undergoing treatment at Gloucestershire Hospitals while 29 were being cared for through Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust which runs community hospitals and mental health settings… ” (Gloucestershire Live) These numbers do not include people who die in care homes or at home.
  • “The number of confirmed cases in Gloucestershire has risen by two to 1,327.” (Gloucestershire Live – see link above)

National news:

  • As of 9am 11 May, there have been 1,921,770 tests, with 100,490 tests on 10 May. 1,400,107 people have been tested of which 223,060 tested positive. This number is a proportion of those tested, and not everyone is currently eligible for testing. You can check eligibility and book a test via the gov.uk website.
  • As of 5pm on 10 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 32,065 have sadly died.(Department of Health and Social Care pinned tweet)
  • 210 people died in the last 24-hours period, and 3,877 new cases of coronavirus were recorded yesterday. (Weekends generally show much lower numbers than weekdays due to reporting administration)

Please note:

This is the last time we will report numbers in this way, starting tomorrow we will include a new weekly summary of local, national and international statistics

International developments:

  • Confirmed cases of the virus passed 4 million at the weekend and continue to rise (4,137,591), and the number people who have died is over 283,000 (283,526). 
  • The UK is now the country with the third highest number of confirmed cases (224,327)
  • There are now five countries with over 200,000 confirmed cases, as Russia (221,344) has ramped up testing. The other countries are: the USA (1.33 million), Spain (224,350), UK (224,327) and Italy (219,814). There are a further six countries with between 100,000 and 200,000 confirmed cases, and eighteen between 20,000 and 100,000. 
  • The UK is now the country where the second highest number of people have died (32,140), higher than the current number in Italy (30,739), with the USA (79,699) being the place where the most people who have died (via Johns Hopkins University tracker)

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