Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Saturday 11th April 2020

Here are the key stories for the day, with thanks to our WhatsApp group who keep these coming in all day there are now 126 members of the group, with every street represented.


Yesterday was a quieter day in the Village with fewer people heading out for provisions than on previous days. We only had one report on supermarket queues. Mind you delivery vehicles were out in force, with vans from every supermarket in the Village yesterday. Is this a sign that slots are now slowly being released?

Judging by the requests going backwards and forwards on the WhatsApp group, people were taking advantage of the great weather to work at home doing gardening and DIY. I also had more requests for walking leaflets. There are now only 4 left.

The colouring competition is underway and the first entries have already been received. Details are available here and in the links below. Joann Card and Brenda have managed to get prizes for the winners - and yes these were essential purchases! Have fun!

Holy Week continues, with a morning podcast from Paul Needle and a Holy Saturday service at 8pm. Please go to the Church Online site for details and access.

The weather continues to be fantastic this weekend, but the message is very clear. STAY AY HOME!


  • Boris Johnson continues to recover but is still in hospital.
  • UK deaths from Covid-19 jumped by 980 to 8,958. This daily increase is higher than either Spain or Italy reached at the peak of their infections. At the moment UK deaths from Covid-19 are increasing at a rate faster than Italy at the same point in its infection, and are still not showing consistent signs of peaking. Many of Italy's deaths were concentrated in one area, leading to the scenes of devastation as the local health service was overwhelmed. In the UK there are certainly hot spots in London and the West Midlands, but no part of the country is unaffected. The key figure is the number of new hosptial admissions each day associated with the disease. Yesterday, a figure of 5,195 new cases were reported, nearly 900 more than the previous day. In 5-10 days time, this may lead to a further spike in deaths.
  • On Good Friday 17 deaths were reported in our two hospitals. This is the highest daily figure so far and brings the total up to 87. There was also a significant jump in the numbers of new cases reported in Northamptonshire, up by 79.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


  • Aldi was open earlier than usual yesterday and the early birds were rewarded with no queues at all.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought
Easter Competition

Missing Households (16)
Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Ill find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

As one day merges into another . . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.