Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Wednesday 27th May 2020


Well I am delighted to say that I was wrong. The jump in the National deaths figure for Monday was significantly less than expected! Perhaps we have indeed turned a corner. New cases were up slightly at 2,004 but well within the range expected after a bank holiday weekend.

In Northamptonshire, data was also good. We have returned to previous levels of daily cases and this bodes well for the next two weeks.

However, the problem has not gone away. There is currently a serious spike in cases in Barrow-in-Furness and in South Somerset. The Western General Hospital in Somerset has implemented a robust testing regime, and 40% of staff showing no symptoms have tested positive. The hosptial is now closing to all new admissions including A&E. The spike here is blamed on an increase in furloughed tourists coming to the area during the May good weather.

This emphasises the importance of rapid and universal testing in care settings, to minimise retransmission.


None that we know of.


134 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 37,048 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases increased to 2,004.


In Northamptonshire another 13 cases were reported yesterday with the specimen dates being spread back over the last few days. The total number of cases is now 1,435.

2 new infections were reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 611 356.0 2
Kettering 231 228.1 2
Northampton 476 211.4 3
East Northamptonshire 187 199.1 2
Wellingborough 156 196.3 3
Corby 123 173.7 3

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
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Parish History
Puzzle Library
Making masks from socks
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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 Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Covid-19 Symptom Tracker
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

As the Government tries to wean the public off the furlough scheme, there is some natural resistance ...

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