‘World-beating’ Test and Trace missed almost 25,000 positive cases

Test and Trace has continued its never-ending downward spiral as official figures today showed the bungling system is reaching fewer Covid-19 cases than when records began in May. Department of Health statistics also revealed that of those the system did reach, it is taking even longer to track down their contacts. The beleaguered system, once … Read more ‘World-beating’ Test and Trace missed almost 25,000 positive cases

UK records 23,065 cases as daily infections rise by just 8% in a week

Confusion over the true scale of Britain’s second wave of Covid-19 was sparked today after official data showed the UK’s daily cases are not spiralling out of control — despite warnings from a Government-funded surveillance study that infections may be doubling every nine days.  Department of Health bosses recorded 23,065 new coronavirus cases, which is … Read more UK records 23,065 cases as daily infections rise by just 8% in a week

Coronavirus France: Macron’s 5,000-a-day cases target is impossible, scientific adviser says

French lockdown restrictions due to come into force Friday morning at 00:01am Emmanuel Macron’s target of slashing France’s coronavirus infections to 5,000 a day is impossible to achieve in the month-long lockdown he announced last night, his top scientific adviser said today.  Professor Jean-Francois Delfraissy said France would ‘need more time’ to bring infections down … Read more Coronavirus France: Macron’s 5,000-a-day cases target is impossible, scientific adviser says

Coronavirus UK: 50,000 cancer cases MISSED during pandemic crisis

Up to 50,000 cancer cases have gone undiagnosed during the pandemic, a leading charity warned yesterday. It said NHS services could take almost two years to recover. Macmillan Cancer Support added that the country was ‘at a crossroads’ and said shutting down cancer care this winter could cost thousands of lives. Experts predict the number … Read more Coronavirus UK: 50,000 cancer cases MISSED during pandemic crisis

50,000 cancer cases MISSED: Staggering number of patients have gone undiagnosed during the crisis

Up to 50,000 cancer cases have gone undiagnosed during the pandemic, a leading charity warned yesterday. It said NHS services could take almost two years to recover. Macmillan Cancer Support added that the country was ‘at a crossroads’ and said shutting down cancer care this winter could cost thousands of lives. Experts predict the number … Read more 50,000 cancer cases MISSED: Staggering number of patients have gone undiagnosed during the crisis

Coronavirus UK: Daily infections hit 24,701 although cases DROP

Britain’s daily number of Covid-19 cases dropped today for the first time in a month as health officials announced 24,701 more infections amid hopes the second wave could finally be tailing off. Department of Health statistics show 26,688 positive coronavirus tests were added to the Government’s count last Wednesday. It means today is the first … Read more Coronavirus UK: Daily infections hit 24,701 although cases DROP

Now ALL of Nottinghamshire will be dragged into Tier Three amid spike in Covid-19 cases

All of Nottinghamshire will be dragged into Tier Three amid spiralling coronavirus cases, as West Yorkshire teeters on the brink of the toughest measures – and Hull faces being moved into Tier Two. Almost 1.2million people living in the region will face the harshest lockdown measures from Friday, after four of the eight local authorities … Read more Now ALL of Nottinghamshire will be dragged into Tier Three amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus UK: 367 deaths and 21,331 new cases in daily toll

Britain today recorded 367 more Covid-19 deaths in the darkest day of the pandemic since the end of May, amid hopes the outbreak could finally be tailing off. Government data suggests the second wave — driven by children returning to school and students going back to university — is continuing to slow down with another … Read more Coronavirus UK: 367 deaths and 21,331 new cases in daily toll

Coronavirus UK: Staff fears as Butlin’s Skegness records four cases

Butlin’s records four cases of Covid-19 among workers at one venue as staff fear visitors are being put at risk while the resort stays open A worker at Skegness said they feared safety of employees was being put at risk But Butlin’s said all venues have been subject to ‘robust and frequent’ cleaning The resort … Read more Coronavirus UK: Staff fears as Butlin’s Skegness records four cases

US reports record 481,000 new coronavirus cases in a single week as hospitalizations spike by 14.5%

The US has set a record for new coronavirus cases reported in a single week with more than 481,300 infections, as the virus continues to surge across the Midwest and the South.  The seven-day moving average of new daily cases stood at 68,767 after Sunday – the highest peak since late July and a 5.9 … Read more US reports record 481,000 new coronavirus cases in a single week as hospitalizations spike by 14.5%