London has recorded fewer than 100 Covid-19 cases a day for a FORTNIGHT – Daily Mail

Two weeks have now handed since London identified greater than 100 COVID-19 instances in a day, statistics present.

Fewer than 100 individuals have been identified with the coronavirus every day within the capital for nearly a fortnight since Might 7, when there have been 149 new instances. This marks a staggering drop from the greater than 1,000 instances being identified every day on the outbreak’s peak.   

By comparability on Might 15 – the newest date for which knowledge are dependable, 52 individuals had been discovered to have the illness, regardless of a marked enhance in testing capability over the previous month.

At present, 2,615 extra individuals have examined constructive for the virus throughout Britain, taking the full to greater than 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 (250,908). And an extra 338 individuals have died which means there have been 36,042 victims who examined constructive.

And Professor Carl Heneghan, a College of Oxford epidemiologist who has been monitoring the outbreak knowledge carefully, stated 30 per cent of NHS hospitals have not recorded a single COVID-19 fatality up to now two days.

He stated all indicators level to the coronavirus ‘disappearing at a fee that is dashing up, which is extremely reassuring’.

Yesterday, when 363 deaths had been introduced by the Division of Well being, marked the bottom mid-week demise toll for nearly two months, since March 25.  

Indicators of the virus fading come as Brits have loved looser lockdown restrictions this week and made their solution to seashores and parks because the summer season climate kicked off. Hundreds of individuals have been pictured in seaside resorts together with Bournemouth and Southend-on-Sea, upsetting fears in some corners that social distancing is being ignored. 

In the meantime politicians face the looming choice of whether or not they may ease the principles much more on June 1, which was the earliest level Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated they might contemplate beginning to reopen retailers and faculties. 

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in the present day stated that households may quickly have the ability to combine in small teams or play sports activities collectively as she set out the nation’s ‘highway map’ out of lockdown. This contrasts with present recommendation in England limiting individuals to mixing solely one-on-one with individuals exterior of their households.

And there are doubts that the UK’s contact-tracing app will likely be prepared by June, after the deadline was pushed again from mid-Might. Niall Dickson, chief govt of the NHS Confederation – which represents organisations throughout the healthcare sector – warned the system was being put collectively ‘very late within the day’ and known as for a ‘clear plan’.

In different coronavirus information in the present day: 

  • Nicola Sturgeon introduced Scots may have the ability to have neighbours spherical for a BBQ and play tennis from subsequent weekend;
  • Virtually 24million individuals entered the UK with no coronavirus checks within the first three months of 2020;
  • NHS and care staff will lastly get free coronavirus antibody checks after Quantity 10 agreed a cope with pharmaceutical large Roche;
  • Drug-maker AstraZeneca revealed it has capability to make 1billion doses of the Oxford College’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Coronavirus remains to be infecting 61,000 individuals each week in England however the outbreak is ‘comparatively steady’, in accordance with authorities surveillance figures;
  • Fewer than half of Brits aged 19 to 30 say they’re nonetheless sticking to the federal government’s lockdown guidelines to struggle coronavirus, a significant research revealed;
  • Greater than 5 million individuals have been contaminated with coronavirus worldwide, with Latin America now seeing the biggest rise in instances every day.

The number of new cases being diagnosed in all regions of England has been falling throughout May, with London now declaring fewer than 100 each day for a fortnight. The numbers for the most recent days will rise substantially in the coming days as more test results are confirmed

The variety of new instances being identified in all areas of England has been falling all through Might, with London now declaring fewer than 100 every day for a fortnight. The numbers for the latest days will rise considerably within the coming days as extra take a look at outcomes are confirmed

The total death toll for the UK yesterday (363) was the lowest mid-week number for almost two months, since March 25 - the week lockdown began. Experts say almost a third of hospitals have not reported COVID-19 deaths for two days or more

The full demise toll for the UK yesterday (363) was the bottom mid-week quantity for nearly two months, since March 25 – the week lockdown started. Consultants say virtually a 3rd of hospitals haven’t reported COVID-19 deaths for 2 days or extra

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured outside 10 Downing Street today after taking morning exercise

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured exterior 10 Downing Avenue in the present day after taking morning train

Hospitals in London introduced simply 13 fatalities yesterday. 

Talking on BBC Radio Four this morning Professor Heneghan stated a minimum of six hospitals within the metropolis have recorded no deaths up to now 48 hours.

He stated: ‘What [the numbers] have proven within the capital is extremely reassuring – the numbers are coming down.  

‘No less than six trusts are reporting no deaths in hospitals within the final 48 hours. Throughout the nation it is about 30 per cent of all trusts have had no deaths within the final 48 hours… 

‘And, truly, when you have a look at data like 111 calls and 999 calls you are seeing a development right here that is exhibiting – the entire knowledge’s exhibiting – it is disappearing at a fee that is dashing up, which is extremely reassuring.’

London, the UK’s largest metropolis and residential to some 9 million individuals, has been the hardest-hit area by the coronavirus in uncooked numbers. 

A complete of 26,579 individuals have examined constructive within the capital and 5,819 of them have died in hospitals. 

It’s being eclipsed, nonetheless, by the North West of England, which has a considerably increased fee of an infection – 330.9 instances per 100,000 individuals, in comparison with 298.4 – and virtually as many complete instances at 24,132.

HOW HAS LONDON’S DAILY CASE COUNT FALLEN? 

Might 6: 151

Might 7: 149

Might 8: 94

Might 9: 63

Might 10: 36

Might 11: 68

Might 12: 73

Might 13: 82

Might 14: 81

Might 15: 52

Might 16: 23 

Might 17: 23

Might 18: 14

Might 19: 2

Numbers in daring are topic to important change as extra take a look at outcomes are confirmed. 

Professor Heneghan and colleague Dr Jason Oke have analysed statistics and located that six hospital trusts in London had reported no COVID-19 fatalities within the 48 hours as much as in the present day, Thursday Might 21.

These had been Man’s and St Thomas’, Homerton College Hospital, North Middlesex, Hillingdon Hospital, Homerton College Hospital, Whittington Well being and College Faculty London Hospital, The Telegraph reported.

And throughout England, 31 per cent of all main hospital trusts haven’t recorded deaths throughout the identical interval – 41 out of 131.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, stated he was feeling ‘very cautious’ concerning the information.

He instructed the At present programme: ‘The virus remains to be on the market. However what this excellent news – and it’s excellent news – does give us is a window of alternative to start the take a look at, hint, isolate and assist programme which we so desperately want. 

Beaches remained busy today, including Southend in Essex (pictured) where the number of people packing the sand made social distancing difficult

Seashores remained busy in the present day, together with Southend in Essex (pictured) the place the variety of individuals packing the sand made social distancing troublesome 

The promenade in Brighton was thronging with visitors today. Scientists believe there is little chance of catching coronavirus outside if people stay six feet apart

The promenade in Brighton was thronging with guests in the present day. Scientists consider there’s little likelihood of catching coronavirus exterior if individuals keep six ft aside 

Sussex Police joined their counterparts in Devon Cornwall today to warn people not to crowd beauty spots like Birling Gap in the east of the county

Sussex Police joined their counterparts in Devon Cornwall in the present day to warn individuals to not crowd magnificence spots like Birling Hole within the east of the county 

Britain has suffered the highest proportion of excess deaths in Europe during the coronavirus crisis. Excess deaths are those which happen above what would be expected over the same period in an average year

Britain has suffered the best proportion of extra deaths in Europe through the coronavirus disaster. Extra deaths are these which occur above what could be anticipated over the identical interval in a median yr

‘We all know that take a look at, hint, isolate works greatest the place numbers are low…

‘My concern is that this excellent news may result in complacency which may result in a second wave that will overwhelm the NHS.’ 

Separate knowledge revealed in the present day the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the coronavirus remains to be infecting 61,000 individuals per week, in accordance with nationwide surveillance testing. 

The true determine may very well be as excessive as 111,000 individuals each seven days or as little as 29,000, the info exhibits. 

VIRUS STILL INFECTING 61,000 PER WEEK IN ENGLAND

The coronavirus remains to be infecting 61,000 individuals per week in England, testing knowledge revealed in the present day.

The true determine may very well be as excessive as 111,000 individuals each seven days or as little as 29,000, the info exhibits. 

Round 0.25 per cent of the inhabitants is believed to be contaminated with the virus proper now – round 137,500 individuals, with a doable vary of 85,000 to 208,000 – and specialists say the speed of an infection is ‘comparatively steady’.

This proportion has dropped by a tiny quantity up to now week, from 0.27 per cent final Thursday, in accordance with the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics.

The federal government’s statistics physique calculated the info utilizing take a look at outcomes from 14,599 individuals in 7,054 households throughout the nation. Solely 35 individuals examined constructive for COVID-19 after they had been swabbed between Might Four and Might 17. 

Separate ONS knowledge in the present day revealed an infection charges should not increased amongst well being and care staff, regardless of outcomes of a pattern taken at an earlier date and revealed final week that confirmed they had been six instances extra more likely to be contaminated. 

Data from the Office for National Statistics' population survey has estimated that 0.25 per cent of the population of England is infected with the coronavirus - 137,500 people. The figure is based on 35 people testing positive for the virus out of a sample of 14,599

Knowledge from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics’ inhabitants survey has estimated that 0.25 per cent of the inhabitants of England is contaminated with the coronavirus – 137,500 individuals. The determine is predicated on 35 individuals testing constructive for the virus out of a pattern of 14,599

Round 0.25 per cent of the inhabitants is believed to be contaminated with the virus proper now – round 137,500 individuals, with a doable vary of 85,000 to 208,000 – and specialists say the speed of an infection is ‘comparatively steady’.

This proportion has dropped by a tiny quantity up to now week, from 0.27 per cent final Thursday, in accordance with the ONS.

Professor Paul Hunter, a drugs professional on the College of East Anglia, stated: ‘One regarding issue is that the speed doesn’t appear to have declined a lot because the earlier report so does this imply that the decline within the epidemic is probably stalling as individuals begin to get out extra?

‘Too early to say however we have to monitor this. 

‘Hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 are nonetheless declining, although perhaps not as quickly over the previous few days. 

‘Deaths happen on common about 23 days after an infection so the occupational danger can have dropped considerably in Might when in comparison with April and there might not have been that many new infections within the interval of in the present day’s ONS research. 

‘So the underside line is don’t draw too might conclusions from this.’ 

The federal government’s statistics physique calculated the proportion of the inhabitants contaminated utilizing take a look at outcomes from 14,599 individuals in 7,054 households throughout the nation. Solely 35 individuals examined constructive for COVID-19 after they had been swabbed between Might Four and Might 17.   

The 35 individuals who examined constructive for present an infection got here from 32 totally different households, suggesting that lots of them both lived alone or had managed to not infect the individuals they dwell with. 

The ONS report, which is launched weekly, stated: ‘When evaluating… the outcomes on this publication towards the outcomes revealed within the earlier publication, it needs to be famous that the change is comparatively small and it needs to be interpreted that the variety of individuals in England which have COVID-19 is comparatively steady.’

Britain’s lockdown was relaxed in direction of the top of the testing interval this knowledge covers. Extra persons are more likely to have given swab samples within the first 10 days of the nonetheless locked down interval (Might Four and Might 13) than within the 4 days after lockdown relaxed.

Subsequently it’s troublesome to attract any conclusions concerning the impact new guidelines have had to date on the speed of an infection.

Individuals at the moment are allowed to spend limitless quantities of time exterior, so long as they keep 2m (6’6″) away from others, and extra persons are returning to work.

If the variety of individuals contaminated, and the velocity at which the virus is spreading, proceed to come back down, the federal government will contemplate beginning to reopen faculties and excessive avenue retailers in June. 

ONS knowledge additionally didn’t present that charges amongst healthcare staff had been increased for individuals who had been examined at house in its pattern, which it did discover when the primary spherical of outcomes had been revealed final week.

This week’s knowledge confirmed that 0.24 per cent of working adults had been contaminated, no matter whether or not they labored in patient-facing healthcare. Fewer than half as many medical staff examined constructive in comparison with final week. 

Final week, 1.33 per cent of patient-facing workers examined constructive, in comparison with 0.22 per cent of individuals with different jobs. Nonetheless, as a result of the numbers are so small that is simply skewed.

This week’s knowledge confirmed no elevated chance of an infection primarily based on age or intercourse. 

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, a statistician on the College of Cambridge, stated: ‘The ONS survey outcomes are very welcome, however their discovering that an infection charges don’t differ between age teams needs to be interpreted with warning. 

‘Whereas they’re technically appropriate that there isn’t a statistically important variations, the outcomes for youthful persons are solely primarily based on a handful of constructive instances: the large confidence intervals counsel there have been maybe three who examined constructive out of round 1,150 2-11 year-olds examined, and just one constructive case out of round 1,700 12-19 year-olds examined.’ 

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