Even though case numbers are high, the percentage of people testing positive for the disease is still dramatically lower than it was at the peak of the crisis. For this reason, experts say figures should not be compared to the height of the outbreak because so many more tests are being done now in comparison. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘hasn’t gone away’: Deputy Chief Medical officer warns Britain faces ‘a bumpy ride over the next few months’ if Britons don’t social distance despite Matt Hancock saying cases are NOT out of control
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Antibody tests are different from the standard nasal swab tests that diagnose active infections. Instead, they use a blood sample or finger-prick of blood to look for signs of a past infection, whether the person was sick or had no symptoms at all. Based on other viruses, experts expect those with coronavirus antibodies to be at least partly immune for several months, if not longer. … [Read more...] about Millions of Americans have taken COVID-19 antibody tests – but scientists STILL don’t know if positive tests mean people are protected against the virus despite early promises they would be ‘safe to return to work’
Why has this happened now? The demand for testing has risen with the easing of lockdown restrictions, up 63% for first-time testers since mid-June. More people are mixing socially and coming into contact with each other as shops, gyms and cafes open and people return to school and work. On Sunday, the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK leapt 65% from the previous day’s figure to 2,988, with the number on Monday similar at 2,948. On Tuesday, 2,460 positive tests were reported. … [Read more...] about Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?
*Eastwood Ryde Netball Association, Meadowbank Park, Adelaide St West Ryde on September 5 between 12:15pm - 1:30pm - Some people who attended were close contacts and have been contacted directly to get tested and isolate for 14 days. … [Read more...] about Nine new cases of coronavirus are recorded in NSW as CBD coronavirus cluster hits elite $31,560-a-year boarding school
Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?