Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Wednesday 22nd 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 another busy day on the forum with swaps galore going on. I had another full van for both the morning and afternoon runs between the settlements. We had two more additions to the puzzle library, with one from Vikki White going straight out to Carol Parsons.

Jennie Clark posted some useful information on staying active during the lockdown and then reminded us of the days of Mr Motivator in his lycra on day time television. Meanwhile Jennie Ranson achieved her 10,000 steps.

We had three great pieces of volunteering yesterday. Rachael braved the queues at the Cottons to pick up a prescription. Richard Browne, our newest resident, managed to secure dog food supplies for one of our oldest residents. And Sam Mace did the spring clean of the memorial. Thank you to you all.

Meanwhile, there is litter to pick and a dog to walk! Have a great day folks!


Happy Birthday to Harriet Pentland today.

Belated greetings to:

  • Steve Ranson
  • Ellen Pentland
  • Pete Rawlins


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 828 to 17,337. This is a big jump over the previous day, but most likely to be a quirk of reporting. The number of new infections is still running at over 4,000 a day but there is some evidence the we are reaching the plateau for both deaths and infections. Our infection and death rate are now tracking Italy almost exactly. Both countries no longer have exponential growth and if the trends continue, the epidemic has now passed its peak.

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


The Northamptonshire figures yesterday again reported corrections to previous days and are now two days behind the National figures.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Parish History
Puzzle Library

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 . . .

I'm always amazed how many people are looking out of their window all the time in Village. I never thought the red van arriving could be so exciting . . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.