Live updates as anyone in the UK over five with coronavirus symptoms can get tested – Sunderland Echo

In complete, 1,245 individuals who had examined constructive for coronavirus have died throughout the North East’s hospital trusts.

On Monday, Could 18, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Basis Belief reported three new deaths. Hartlepool’s NHS belief reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths.

In response to the most recent figures launched by Public Well being England on Monday, Could 18, there are 9,536 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the North East – an increase of 14 from Sunday, Could 17.

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Final up to date: Tuesday, 19 Could, 2020, 10:16

  • In response to the most recent figures from the Division of Well being, 246,406 individuals have now examined constructive for coronavirus within the UK, an increase of two,684 on the earlier depend. 
  • Of these, 34,796 individuals have sadly died with 160 extra deaths introduced on Could 18. 
  • In complete, 1,245 individuals who had examined constructive for coronavirus have died throughout the North East’s hospital trusts.
  • In response to the most recent figures launched by Public Well being England on Monday, Could 18, there are 9,536 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the North East – an increase of 14 from Sunday, Could 17. 

10.15am: ONS figures – Over 44,000 coronavirus associated deaths within the UK

The variety of deaths involving Covid-19 within the UK has handed 44,000, based on the most recent out there information.

The overall contains new figures revealed on Tuesday by the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics.

These figures present that 39,071 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in England and Wales as much as Could 8 (and had been registered as much as Could 16).

The most recent figures from the Nationwide Data of Scotland, revealed final week, confirmed 3,213 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland as much as Could 10.

And the most recent figures from the Northern Eire Statistics and Analysis Company, additionally revealed final week, confirmed 599 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Northern Eire as much as Could 13.

Collectively these figures imply that to date 42,883 deaths have been registered within the UK the place Covid-19 was talked about on the loss of life certificates, together with suspected circumstances.

An extra 1,211 hospital sufferers in England who had examined constructive for Covid-19 died between Could 9 and Could 17, based on figures revealed on Monday by NHS England – which, along with the whole determine of 42,883 registered deaths, signifies the general loss of life toll for the UK is now simply over 44,000.

9.15am: Anybody over 5 with coronavirus signs can get examined

Everybody aged 5 and over is now eligible to be examined for coronavirus if they’re displaying signs, which have been expanded to included a lack of style or odor.

Anybody struggling the newly-added symptom of a lack of odor/style, or a steady cough or excessive fever, ought to self-isolate for seven days to threat the unfold of an infection, and anybody they reside with ought to keep residence for 14 days.

Beforehand solely important staff, the over-65s and people who reside with them may apply for coronavirus testing on the NHS web site in the event that they had been displaying signs.

The Division of Well being confirmed in a while Monday that youngsters aged beneath 5 who’re displaying signs will probably be supplied assessments when early years settings reopen, which means it will be from June 1 on the earliest.

If you’re affected by any of the talked about signs and really feel that you just’re eligible for a take a look at, you’ll be able to apply for one right here.

9.00am: Work and Pensions Secretary says unemployed individuals may search roles in agricultural sector

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey mentioned individuals who have misplaced their jobs within the coronavirus disaster may discover roles within the agricultural sector this summer season.

She instructed BBC Radio 4’s Right this moment programme: “I believe we ought to be ready for the unemployment fee to extend considerably.”

However, after insisting “there are a considerable variety of vacancies already”, she was pressed on the place the vacant roles are.

“There’s a facet of retail,” she mentioned. “There are numerous vacancies or employment wished in our agricultural sector to assist in our close to future. These very a lot have to be crammed as properly.”

8.45am: Additional scrutiny over coronavirus in care houses

Coronavirus in care houses will probably be thrust into the highlight once more amid studies ministers knew a month in the past that short-term staff had been serving to unfold the killer illness.

Care chiefs will seem earlier than MPs on Tuesday to replace them on how houses and their workers are dealing with the pandemic. 

It comes as The Guardian claimed a leaked Public Well being England examine discovered staff who transmitted coronavirus throughout six care houses had been introduced in to cowl for workers who had been self-isolating to forestall the weak individuals they taken care of from changing into contaminated. 

The paper reported the examine was performed over the Easter weekend from April 11 to 13. It alleges the outcomes have been recognized within the Division of Well being and Social Care (DHSC) since no less than the top of final month, however had been solely circulated to care residence suppliers, councils and native administrators of public well being final week. 

Greater than 22,000 care residence residents are estimated to have died in England and Wales, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitting there had been “an appalling epidemic in care houses”.

8.30am: Unemployment claims up 69%

UK unemployment claims soared by greater than 69% in April after the coronavirus lockdown gripped the labour market, official figures revealed.

The Workplace of Nationwide Statistics (ONS) mentioned that jobless claims beneath Common Credit score surged by 856,000 to 2.1 million in April, in contrast with the earlier month. 

Official statisticians additionally mentioned that early estimates for April 2020 point out that the variety of paid staff fell by 1.6% in comparison with March, as companies started to really feel a larger impression from the lockdown.

8.15am: Sunderland and South Tyneside amongst highest coronavirus an infection charges in England

Sunderland and South Tyneside have a few of the highest COVID-19 an infection charges in England, figures have revealed.

In response to the most recent information compiled by well being chiefs, Sunderland and South Tyneside have had the second and third most circumstances, relative to inhabitants, respectively. 

The numbers, which document the whole variety of infections as much as Sunday, Could 10, are on account of be debated by care leaders on the South Tyneside Medical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Thursday Could 21. 

However a report for the CCG’s Governing Physique additionally warned they need to be handled with warning because of the nature of the present coronavirus testing regime.

8.00am: Volunteers getting out 1,300 meals and meals parcels per week to Hartlepool’s most weak win Heroes award

A voluntary undertaking delivering over 1,000 sizzling meals and meals parcels to weak and remoted individuals throughout Hartlepool has received an award for his or her heroic efforts throughout lockdown.

The Poolie Time Alternate, based mostly at Burbank Group Centre recruited dozens of volunteers within the run as much as the nationwide lockdown to assist gather, put together and ship parcels to essentially the most needy individuals throughout the city.

Demand has grown during the last two months to the purpose the place round 1,300 freshly ready sizzling meals and grocery parcels are going out each week.

The undertaking has been properly supported by companies each nationwide and native and people offering money, donations and assist in form. Learn extra…

7.45am: Sunderland KFC open for supply

A Sunderland KFC restaurant is one among 500 of the chains shops to reopen for supply.

Sunderland’s KFC in Chester Street, Pennywell, has reopened to prospects for each supply and drive via – with a restricted menu on supply.

It’s amongst 500 of the chain’s UK eating places to reopen offering contactless supply – with some additionally providing a drive via service.

The opposite three eateries in Sunderland and Washington stay closed.

7.30am: Unemployment as much as 1.35 million following lockdown

Unemployment elevated by 50,000 to 1.35 million within the three months to March, official figures confirmed.

Jonathan Athow, deputy nationwide statistician for financial statistics on the ONS, mentioned of the most recent unemployment determine: “Whereas solely masking the primary weeks of restrictions, our figures present Covid-19 is having a serious impression on the labour market.

“In March employment held up properly, as furloughed staff nonetheless depend as employed, however hours labored fell sharply in late March, particularly in sectors resembling hospitality and building. 

“By way of April, although, there have been indicators of falling employment as real-time tax information present the variety of staff on corporations’ payrolls fell noticeably, and vacancies had been sharply down too, with hospitality once more falling steepest.”

7.20am: 14 extra individuals have examined constructive for coronavirus within the North East

In response to the most recent figures launched by Public Well being England on Monday, Could 18, there are 9,536 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the North East – an increase of 14 from Sunday, Could 17, – as follows:  

7.15am: The most recent coroanvirus figures from throughout the North East

In complete, 1,245 individuals who had examined constructive for coronavirus have died throughout the North East’s hospital trusts.

In response to the figures from NHS England launched on Monday, Could 18, the breakdown of the variety of deaths of people that examined constructive for coronavirus at North East hospitals is as follows:

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 308

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 3

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 177

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 0

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 98

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 2

South Tees NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 216

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 0

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 107

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 0

County Durham and Darlington NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 212

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 2

Gateshead Well being NHS Basis Belief

Whole variety of deaths on the belief: 126

Variety of deaths introduced on Could 18: 1

7.10am: Care residence chief blames Authorities delay with testing for unfold of coronavirus in houses

A care residence chief has blamed delayed recommendation and testing throughout a “crucial” interval for having unfold coronavirus all through houses.

Barchester Healthcare chief government Dr Pete Calveley, who mentioned round two thirds of his houses have had Covid-19 circumstances, instructed BBC Radio 4’s Right this moment programme: “We have had a number of weeks the place their first response was to guard the NHS, the place they wished to discharge numerous purchasers from hospital to verify there was capability for what they anticipated was a surcharge.

“And that meant lots of people being discharged from care houses quite shortly who hadn’t been examined and infrequently we have seen the place we have been doing massive testing of care houses the place asymptomatic workers, and significantly residents, are literally constructive and due to this fact are freely transferring by way of the house are infecting different residents and workers with out anyone figuring out about it till too late.”

Dr Calveley mentioned there was a “crucial” interval of as much as 4 weeks earlier than testing was out there and recommendation was issued for workers to put on skilled masks and isolation for brand new admissions.

“None of that recommendation got here out till it was in all probability too late,” he mentioned.

Welcome to at the moment’s reside weblog. We will probably be bringing you the most recent coronavirus updates from throughout the North East and UK all through the day on Tuesday, Could 19. 

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