Tag Archives: England

Almost half of all councils in England saw their Covid-19 infection rate DROP last week

Almost half of all councils in England saw their Covid-19 infection rate DROP last week, data shows EXCLUSIVE: As many as 69 out of 149 councils recorded a dip in their Covid-19 infection rates, data shows And only three local authorities suffered surges in coronavirus infection rates higher than 50 per cent  Devon recorded the… Read More »

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

By Leo Kelion & Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology reporters Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic People living in England and Wales are being urged to download the government’s official contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus. It also has a… Read More »

Coronavirus: People shielding in England allowed outdoors from Monday

Vulnerable people in England who have been asked to remain at home since the coronavirus lockdown began are to be allowed outdoors once a day with members of their household from Monday. Those living alone will be able to meet one other person from another household while maintaining social distancing. The guidance – in place… Read More »

Mumps cases hit decade high in England

Health officials are urging people to have both parts of the MMR vaccine after cases of mumps in England reached their highest level in a decade. Outbreaks in universities and colleges raised the number of cases of the painful viral illness to 5,042 in 2019 – four times the number in 2018. Most were in… Read More »