Covid-19 Update 22nd April 2020

Daily stats

Total UK Tests – 535,342    Total UK Cases –  129,044 

Total UK Deaths –  17,337   Total Confirmed Cases in South West –  5,045 

Total Confirmed Cases in Gloucestershire* – 972  Total Deaths in Gloucestershire** – 143

*The above data reflects nationally published data available here.

**The above data reflects nationally published NHS data available here.

Key messages

Gloucestershire County Council updates

  • We are working with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to review information available for families who are shielding children at this time. We will be in touch with those families soon.
  • All PPE offers following our appeal last week are being pursued to develop new supply lines. 
  • Council committee meetings will begin remotely this week. Members will receive instructions individually.
  • Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service officers are being trained to support the South West Ambulance Service.

Work is ongoing with the local registrations team to collate more accurate information on community deaths and deaths in care home residents. The ONS have released a local authority breakdown of community deaths by setting, however this has a considerable time lag and only covers deaths that occurred prior to 3 April. As a result, we are exploring alternative sources of this information to enable a more accurate and timely understanding of community deaths.