- Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:15
This week I thought it would be useful to reflect on the current Covid situation and the impact this may have locally and for Team ASPH.
You will, no doubt, know that the number of Covid infections is increasing steeply across the UK and there is recognition that we are now in the second wave of the pandemic. The number of patients admitted to hospital with suspected or confirmed Covid is increasing nationally and the death rate is rising. To provide a quick snapshot; yesterday (11th Oct) 12,872 new Covid positive cases were reported across the UK. This compares to 3,539 one month ago (11th Sep) and 1,148 two months ago (11th Aug). You can take a look at the latest statistics here.
Much of the media attention has been upon the north of the country, with news of high numbers of cases per 100,000 population, local outbreaks and lockdowns. Whilst it is clear the numbers are higher in this part of the UK, cases are also rising locally across Surrey. It’s really important we keep abreast of the local situation so we can prepare and respond accordingly.