As of Wednesday 12 August 2020 4.00pm 313,798 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2, see descriptions below). Of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 46,706 have died across all settings. Further information is available here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ (NB changes following the revision to the methodology now used https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/about-data  )

Announcements

Data

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.

  • Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres.

Regional excess death reports to publish this week

Tomorrow, Thursday 13 August, regional excess deaths reports will be published alongside our national report at 2pm. These will be one-off reports rather than regular, but further similar reports may publish in future. Monitoring excess mortality provides understanding of the impact of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic and beyond. Excess mortality in these reports will be defined as the number of deaths in 2020 which are above the number expected based on mortality rates in earlier years. Excess deaths will be estimated by week and in total since 20 March 2020, based on the date each death was registered rather than when it occurred. Excess deaths will be presented by age, sex, Upper Tier Local Authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death. The data is official statistics and so will not be available prior to publication tomorrow.

Information, advice and guidance

Marketing and communications materials

Test and Trace

  • Translated posters promoting drive through testing and self-isolation are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.

Symptoms

  • Translated posters promoting ‘cough’ and ‘loss of taste’ symptoms are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.

Stay Alert to Stay Safe

  • Translated posters promoting the use of face coverings on public transport and safe distancing for young people are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.
  • A new ‘face covering exemptions’ toolkit containing posters, social statics and badge/card is now available from the Campaign Resource Centre.  

Social Media Animations: New ‘hands, face, space’ messaging with youth focus are now available from the Campaign resource center: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/stay-alert-to-stay-safe-/resources/social-media-animations/