Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, he said: "The message is that the tiers worked in terms of slowing but didn't work in terms of flattening and reversing it. … [Read more...] about Govt graph reveals how close YOUR area is to moving up or down Covid lockdown tiers
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The case rate remains very high (though falling) across this area at 236/100,000. The case rate in over 60s remains very high at 182/100,000. There is a clear upward trend in case rates in over 60s in three of the seven local authority areas. Positivity is 9.0%. The pressure on the local NHS remains high. … [Read more...] about Why is my area in Tier 3? Full guidance for why each area was put in Tier 2 and Tier 3
He told MPs: "Thanks to the shared sacrifice of everyone in recent weeks, in following the national restrictions, we have been able to start to bring the virus back under control and slow its growth, easing some of the pressure on the NHS. … [Read more...] about Tier 3 ‘disappointing’ given Covid cases are falling and R rate is ‘BELOW 1’, blasts expert
In Los Angeles, which has not permitted indoor dining of any kind since the spring, a ban on all outdoor dining is set to go into effect on Wednesday night. That ban is slated to last for three weeks but could be extended if coronavirus rates don't improve. … [Read more...] about Dish best served cold: How restaurants across the US are upgrading outdoor dining this winter with igloos, bungalows, heaters and BYO-blanket policies to keep customers coming to stay afloat
Is your house cat spreading the coronavirus? To pet, or not to pet? Researchers at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China have found that the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, can be transmitted between cats. Domesticated house cats are also able to pass the virus on to members of their species, but not very easily, said Hualan Chen, a lead researcher of the - not peer reviewed -paper which was published in "bioRxiv" on March 31. … [Read more...] about 1 Million COVID infections in Germany: What have we learned?