Coronavirus pandemic: Latest local and national update

Here are the latest figures from Public Health England, NHS England and the Office for National Statistics of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Derbyshire, Tameside and Oldham.

The figures now include hospitals, care homes and in the community. For more information, click here

The methodology for reporting positive cases changed on 2 July to remove duplicates within and across pillars 1 (tests from PHE labs and NHS hospital settings) and 2 (tests in the community including care homes), to ensure that a person who tests positive is only counted once. Due to this change, 30,302 previously reported cases were removed from the UK total. 

Numbers of lab-confirmed positive cases at a national, regional and local authority level now include those identified by testing in all settings (pillars 1 and 2) so many cases previously not attributed to any area are now included in area totals. Public Health England say this is not a recent surge in cases – the cases now being reported occurred from April onwards.

As of Tuesday (July 21), the number of cases in Derbyshire now stands at 3,374 - an increase of 26 in the last seven days. Of those, there are 411 cases in the High Peak - a rise of four since last Tuesday.

In Derbyshire, the weekly rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people for the week ending July 17 was 2.3. More information on the number of cases in Derbyshire by week, the total number of cases in different age groups, and the number of cases and rate of infection in each ward by district or borough since February is now being released by the county council on Wednesdays weekly here.

In Tameside, there are 1,547 confirmed cases to date - which has gone up by 11 since July 14. The weekly rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people for the week ending July 18 was 4.4 - down from 11.0 the previous week. 

Meanwhile, in Oldham, the number of cases is 1,930 - a rise of 46 in the last seven days. The weekly rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people for the week ending July 18 was 14.8 - down from 17.3 the previous week. 

As of Monday (July 20), the number of deaths at local hospital trusts is listed by NHS England as follows: 

  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust  -  552 
  • Stockport Foundation Trust  -  222
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust  - 214 

The above figures take into account where patients have died in hospitals and had tested positive for COVID-19, or where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.  

The R 'reproduction' rate - which shows the average number of people who become infected by a person with Covid-19 - in the North West is thought to be between 0.9 and "likely decreasing" according to the latest estimate as of 6 July, but released on 20 July. The average in England is between 0.8 and 1.0. 

In total, there are now 295,817 people who have had a positive test result in the UK as of Tuesday - a daily increase of 445. 

There have also been 45,422 deaths in the UK of people who have had a positive test result - an increase of 110 in the space of 24 hours. 

In England, there have been 254,519 cases and 40,828 deaths to date. 

According to the ONS, there were three deaths from Covid-19 in care homes in Derbyshire between 11 July and 17 July. 

There were no deaths in Tameside for the second successive week, and none in Oldham for the fifth successive week. 

In England, from 10 April up to 17 July, there were 14,003 deaths in care homes from Covid-19 - including 56 in the week between 11 July and 17 July.

This is based on reporting from care home operators to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and these figures are published every Tuesday as part of the ONS's weekly deaths release. 

Keep up to date with all the latest local and national developments here: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/

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