Finding reports of local confirmed cases of Covid-19 is not easy

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Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been over 1,900 confirmed cases as per the Government figures. Many of these cases have been recorded in the month of April and May.

After the lockdown ease in the last two months, the documentation of lab-confirmed tests has gone down. 

The tracing of the positive cases are done on a district level. But, some people want to know more detailed data such as cases by council ward.

The Forest of Dean had its first confirmed case yesterday. It was the first case in almost three weeks. Gloucester had recorded 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the past eight days.

As per a statement by Gloucestershire County Council’s public health team, revealing further details into where the cases are in a district is not possible as it is covered by general data protection rules.

The latest figures for positive lab-confirmed tests in Gloucestershire as of August 18 are:

Gloucester: 558

Cheltenham: 445

Stroud: 276

Tewkesbury: 269

The Cotswolds: 218

Forest of Dean: 168

There have been new coronavirus cases in two areas of Gloucestershire in the last 24 hours. The national rate of daily confirmed cases have increased after seeing a massive drop from the sudden peak in April.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier said that the government had to postpone the easing of lockdown rules in the country to bring the pandemic to a halt.

Deputy director of Public Health at Gloucestershire County Council, Siobhan Farmer, said: “As part of a data sharing agreement with Public Health England, we are able to share local data at a level that provides general information about Covid-19 trends in Gloucestershire.

“The information we receive is covered by general data protection rules which means that in order to protect their privacy, we cannot share anything which could lead to the possible identification of individuals with Covid-19, or their families.”

The data of deaths from the month of March till June can be seen from the office of National Statistics.

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