Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Monday 8th June 2020


Globally the number of Covid-19 cases has hit nearly 7 million, and there have been over 400,000 deaths. Cases are still rising in South America and India. Iran is facing a second wave. Some countries still have the worse to come.

Daily deaths in the UK fell below 100 and those in the USA below 700. New York City has decided to reopen for business from today, in spite of the ongoing risks. "Put the economy first" is now the new message over the pond, because they see themselves on the downward slope of their epidemic.

In the UK, we are still getting mixed messages from the Government, SAGE and Public Health England. Many of these messages are being rushed out with little planning. Sunday's announcement that Churches would be reopening for private prayer from Monday 15th June, was a complete surprise, even for the Churches. Today in the Times, there is a report that pub gardens will be allowed to open from 22nd June. This has apparently been leaked in advance to give an additional day of planning for breweries.

This is no way to manage an economy and certainly no way to manage an epidemic.

Contrast all these countries with New Zealand that has declared its epidemic over. There is not a single active case of Covid-19 in the country, and there have been no new cases for 17 days. They are moving to their lowest level of alert today, following their strictly adhered to plan.

That is definitely the way to manage an epidemic.


None that we know of!


77 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 40,542 across the UK. The numbers of new daily infections decreased to 1,326. These are the lowest figures for a long time, but may reflect the weekend bias.


In Northamptonshire another 5 cases were reported yesterday with the specimen dates being spread back over the last few days. The total number of cases is now 1,571.

1 new infection was reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 695 405.0 0
Kettering 251 247.9 0
Northampton 525 233.2 1
East Northamptonshire 207 220.4 1
Wellingborough 169 212.6 1
Corby 128 180.7 0

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Celtic Evening Liturgy

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 . . .

Unfortunately, Covid-19 hasn't gone away ...

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives