According to a recent report released by Public Health England on August 2, the number of coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire have come to a halt. The statistics state that in the past 24 hours, there have been zero new confirmed COVID-19 infections in the region.
There have been no new deaths in the country with Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust’s total staying at 35 since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 194 deaths have been recorded by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The death toll in the UK has risen to 46,201 with the demise of eight people that happened recently. As for the number of cases, it has reached a total of 304,695 with the addition of 744 lab-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
Number of cases as per the local authority statistics:
Cheltenham – 437 cases
Cotswolds – 212 cases
Forest of Dean – 166 cases
Gloucester – 541 cases
Stroud – 268 cases
Tewkesbury – 258 cases
Reports have been found about ministers claiming about a second wave of coronavirus. They are considering offering personal risk rating to people aged between 50 to 70.
This proposal is an alternative to a full lockdown. The intention of this measure is to force the aged and the vulnerable members of the public to shield themselves. The identification of vulnerable members had been done in March.
While there are speculations of reopening of schools in September, experts are suggesting closing of bars and pubs as a trade-off.