In case you are looking for this week's #COVID19 weekly surveillance report, it's now been combined with surveillance for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Still the same great COVID-19 content - just with added flu (i.e. all in one place).
More people are being admitted to hospital because of #COVID19. There has been a rapid and steep increase in recent weeks: Remember… wash hands regularly, wear a mask where appropriate and maintain social distance.
ICYMI: We have published our weekly #COVID19 report: It shows positive cases have almost doubled from 33,861 in the previous week to 60,772 in the most recent week. And there has been a steep increase in hospital admission rates for confirmed COVID-19.
Our data show the rates of #COVID19 are rising fastest in the North of England: Remember… wash hands regularly, wear a mask where appropriate and maintain social distance.
The latest data show it is the elderly who are being admitted hospital with #COVID19 with those aged 75+ being most badly affected: Remember… wash hands regularly, wear a mask where appropriate and maintain social distance.
We've just published our weekly #COVID19 surveillance report. Read it here
NEW: National flu and COVID-19 surveillance report: 8 October 2020 Rates in the North West are increasing rapidly. Please take care.
National Flu and COVID surveillance report now out, reporting 5-11th Oct. Short(ish) summary
Another week in which rhinovirus is causing the lion's share of the snotty colds among children (and over a quarter of upper resp tract infections in adults appear to be rhinovirus too).
Some comments on seasonal flu activity and vaccine uptake from the latest Weekly National Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report that has been published today: Weekly reports for 2020/2021: 1/
#covid19 & the north/south divide (from latest surveillance report)