UK COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped: Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: People are seen on a retail street, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Windsor, Britain August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) – The UK’s official COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped following an investigation into Public Health England’s method of counting the toll, The Telegraph newspaper reported. The conclusions […]

Four new coronavirus cases confirmed in Sunderland as North East total rises by 18

Figures released on Sunday, August 9 by Public Health England show that there are four new cases of Covid-19 in Sunderland. The total number of people who have tested positive for the illness on Wearside now stands at 1,805. Across the North East, there have now been 15,495 cases recorded – an increase of 18 […]

Covid-19: Expert ridicules UK plan to ‘make obese people shield’

PROFESSOR Devi Sridhar has hit out at the UK Government following reports ministers could ask obese people to shield during a second Covid-19 spike to avoid another full lockdown. The Sunday Telegraph reported that obese people may be told to stay at home in local lockdowns in a “more sophisticated model” for shielding. Shielding in […]

Coronavirus: Fix contact tracing or shut pubs, Mayor Andy Burnham says

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Andy Burnham attended a service for coronavirus victims in July Pubs may have to shut to allow schools to safely reopen if the NHS Test and Trace system is not “fixed urgently”, the Greater Manchester mayor has said. Only 53% of people in contact with a coronavirus carrier have […]

Zimbabwe call off T20 series against Afghanistan amid spike in COVID-19 cases

The two nations were set to face-off five times in July and August but the entire series has been shelved following fresh government restrictions Zimbabwe and Afghanistan‘s five-match T20 series has been called off following a spike in cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government have put in strict regulations and control measures to […]

New coronavirus cases found in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire

Three new cases of the coronavirus have been found across the Hywel Dda Health Board area, the latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) show. Two new cases were found in Pembrokeshire yesterday (Saturday, August 8) and one was found in Carmarthenshire. The total number of cases across the three counties now stands at 1,192 […]

Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president spoke to reporters on Saturday from his golf club in New Jersey US President Donald Trump has taken executive action to provide economic aid to millions of Americans hit by the pandemic, saying he was forced to do so after talks at Congress broke down. The directives include […]

Scotland Covid-19 cases rise by 48 with no deaths

Another 48 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland, the Government has confirmed. The new cases represent 1.3% of all new tests, which brings the total number to 18,998 No further deaths were reported, leaving the death toll among those who have tested positive unchanged at 2491. However, 4208 deaths have been registered where coronavirus […]