Health

SIXTEEN dead in a week, including seven in a single day, as horror of coronavirus surge hits Birmingham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (Image: BPM Media) By Jane Haynes Health and hospital chiefs have been sounding the alarm for weeks – coronavirus is deadly, and has not gone away. Now Birmingham is feeling its shocking force again. Sixteen people have lost their lives in Birmingham hospitals this week – one only in their 30s

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Matt Hancock says actual coronavirus cases likely to be as high as 10,000 a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock (Image: PA) By Danya Bazaraa The Health Secretary said almost 10,000 people a day are contracting coronavirus and called on people to download the newly-released NHS tracing app to “make the country a safer place.” Matt Hancock said almost 10,000 people a day are contracting coronavirus admitting the figure is “too

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‘Work from home’ – Johnson starts shutting down Britain again as COVID-19 spreads

Photo: Credit Reuters British Prime Minister Boris Johnson LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and will impose new curbs on bars and restaurants to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave. With millions across the United Kingdom already under some form of

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Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus cases

A woman talks to a healthcare worker before getting tested for COVID-19 at a sampling station in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The country coped well with the first wave of the coronavirus infections in the spring but has been facing a record surge of the new confirmed cases last week. (AP Photo/Petr

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UK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell public

Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance on their way into 10 Downing Street in July. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters By Heather Stewart and Josh Halliday Britain’s most senior government scientists will make a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “heading in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has

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NHS Nightingale hospital in Birmingham on high alert to reopen as cases soar

(Image: PA) Around fifty attendees, including those from the military, health professionals and those who helped construct the facility, at the official opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham By Joseph Wilkes The NHS Nightingale hospital in Birmingham has been placed on “higher alert” to reopen in the next 48-72 hours, it is reported. Dr

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UK’s Johnson warns of tougher measures in COVID-19 fight

In this grab taken from video, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (House of Commons/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain imposed tougher restrictions Thursday on people and businesses in parts of northeastern England as the nation attempts to stem the

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US coronavirus deaths top 190,000

More than 6.3M infection cases, 2,3M recoveries recorded, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus-related fatalities in the US surged beyond 190,000 Wednesday, according to a running tally of Johns Hopkins University. The Maryland-based university counted 190,478 deaths and 6,334,158 confirmed infections, while 2,359,111 people have recovered from the disease since it appeared in the US.

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Birmingham coronavirus infection rate rockets overnight – greatest risk yet of new lockdown

People wearing masks in Solihull town centre (Image: Darren Quinton/Birmingham Live) By Jane Haynes Birmingham’s rate of infection has gone up to more than 62 in a dramatic surge that means tough new restrictions could be imminent. An alarming rise in coronavirus infections in Birmingham means local leaders are now facing a battle to prevent

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Every Birmingham school with coronavirus outbreaks so far as hundreds of kids across city self-isolate

Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Wednesbury (Image: Google) Hundreds of children are being forced to self-isolate after coronavirus cases were confirmed in schools across Birmingham. Schools across the region have been hit by positive coronavirus test results, leading to pupils being told to stay at home. Children at a school in Sandwell, as well as Hall Green,

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