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Coronavrius Lockdown England: Anger in rural Kent as a tier 3 county


Cities and villages across the UK were furious tonight after Boris Johnson confirmed that all but three locations in England will be caught in the hardest brackets, even though many of the local cases are in small urban hotspots in the same governmental areas.

The move sparked anger in rural Kent areas, which were now subject to tier three coronavirus restrictions, saying they were unfairly banned by spiraling cases in urban centers.

The county has a total infection rate of 260.6 cases per 100,000 people for the week ending November 20. This, according to the latest data from the Department of Health, makes it one of the third most infected areas in England.

However, they vary dramatically between counties, with rural Ashford having the lowest scores at 120 per 100,000, almost four times less than Swale at 541.7 per 100,000.

According to grants announced today, only 700,000 people – one percent of the population – are subject to the slightest restrictions. As of November 5, 29 million were in the lowest tier.

Meanwhile, around 55 million residents will find themselves on the toughest two levels after the blanket national lockdown ends on December 2nd.

The new rules have sparked a huge backlash, with anger over the lack of fixed thresholds for entering and exiting Tiers and many local MPs in areas with low infection angry at being mixed up with nearby hotspots.

The government has released a narrative explanation of why each area falls within each tier, but has rejected calls to use numeric trigger points.

The Derbyshire Dales and Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire were among the counties that suffered the same fate after facing severe restrictions due to their neighbors.

Both will enter tier three starting next Thursday, when the national lockdown is lifted but infection rates are well below average (204 per 100,000) and falling.

In the Derbyshire Dales, the rate is 171 but is part of a tier 3 rule across the county and Derby City which had infection rates of 212 and 249, respectively, according to PHE data.

Stratford upon Avon had only 108 positive tests per 100,000 residents in the week leading up to November 22nd, but the city is undergoing a third level lockdown for all of Warwickshire (195).

Above is the county of Kent alongside its different rates of infection. The highest levels are in Thanet, Swale, and separate County Medway

The Department of Health data shows a closer look at the areas in Kent with the highest rates of infection. Exact numbers were not shown in the areas in white because fewer than three people tested positive

The Department of Health data shows a closer look at the areas in Kent with the highest rates of infection. Exact numbers were not shown in the areas in white because fewer than three people tested positive

What is the Infection Rate in Kent Boroughs?

Kent Borough

Swale

Thanet

Gravesham

Dartford

Maidstone

Dover

Canterbury

United Kingdom

Tonbridge

Volksstein

Seven oak

Tunbridge Wells

Ashford

Infection rate

541.7

491.1

386.2

282.4

272.4

266.7

251.5

200.6

195.2

192.9

168.9

120.4

120

% Change

-8.2%

-6.7%

+ 24.8%

-10.2%

+ 23.8%

+ 30.7%

-0.2%

-20.1%

-9.3%

+ 32.1%

-5.1%

-2.1%

-9.8%

% City dwellers

71%

95%

81%

88%

75%

65%

83%

70%

63%

52%

63%

65%

The data in the Infection Rate and Percent Change columns come from the Ministry of Health. The numbers in the% City Residents column are from a 2019 Kent County Council report on the local population.

Areas classified in Tier 3 from December 2nd include:

  • To the northeast: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington, Sunderland, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside and County Durham.
  • To the northwest: Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.
  • In Yorkshire and The Humber: The Humber, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.
  • In the West Midlands: Birmingham and Black Country, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.
  • In the East Midlands: Derby and Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Leicester and Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
  • To the southeast: Slough, Kent and Medway.
  • To the South West: Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset

This week, Swale hit the headlines after recording the highest rate of Covid-19 infections in the UK, although it has been falling since then, government statistics show. Up to eight of Kent's twelve counties have seen their Covid-19 case numbers drop.

Tory MP Damian Green said he was "extremely disappointed" with the decision to move Kent to the third stage

Tory MP Damian Green said he was "extremely disappointed" with the decision to move Kent to the third stage

Kent MP, Damian Green, who represents Ashford, said he was "extremely disappointed" with the government's decision to move Kent into the third stage and said its full analysis needed to be made public.

And North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale said he feared this would mean people would skip the line and go to the pub in the neighboring Tier Two areas. But Swale's council chairman Roger Truelove said he agreed to the statewide restrictions and said we were "all together".

Several Kent MPs wrote to Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday calling for different areas of the county to be subject to different restrictions given the vastly different rates of infection. Ministers said they looked at geography to determine the plains and the way people travel around the county.

Infection rates across Kent – which was below Tier 1 in the first system – were significantly higher in urban areas, suggesting that quaint rural villages are coming under tighter restrictions with them.

Thanet – the most urbanized district according to a 2019 council report that has 95 percent of the population in large cities – recorded the second highest infection rate of the 12 districts at 491.1 per 100,000.

In the second most urbanized areas of Dartford and Canterbury, where 88 percent and 83 percent of the population live in major cities, the infection rates were fourth highest and sixth highest, respectively, at 282.4 and 251.1 per 100,000.

In the most rural community of Sevenoaks, where just over half the population lives in large settlements, the third lowest infection rate was 168.9 per 100,000. And Tunbridge Wells, the second largest rural area, where 63 percent live in major cities, had the second lowest infection rate at 120.4 per 100,000.

Ashford, which has the lowest infection rate in the county, has 65 percent of the population in cities.

Eight of Kent's counties are also seeing decreases in Covid-19 infections, according to the Department of Health, suggesting the outbreak in the county may not increase due to the national lockdown.

In some parts of Kent, hospitals are running out of beds and they have to rely on their county neighbors for help, a health department spokesman said.

The Dartford and Gravesham hospitals, the East Kent hospitals, and the Maidstone and Kent hospitals – three of the largest in the county – had occupied between 86 and 88 percent of their beds in the week ended November 22, according to NHS data. Ashford and St Peter & # 39; s Hospital had 93 percent of the beds occupied.

Authorities bordering Stratford have similar rates – Daventry (123) and Cherwell (100) – but escape the third tier because they are across county lines in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Elsewhere, the council chairman of the district with the lowest Covid-19 infection rate in England has described that it is a slap in the face that should be classified in Tier 2.

Alan Connett, chairman of Teignbridge District Council, said he was "extremely disappointed" with the area, which has the lowest infection rate in England in the past seven days.

The county of Devon has been placed at the second highest level of restrictions, partly due to pressures on local NHS resources.

Teignbridge has 52.9 infections per 100,000 people while South Hams has 60.9 and Torridge has 68.8.

"I am very disappointed with Teignbridge and even more saddened by the companies that will be affected by this decision," said Liberal Democrat Connett.

How does the government decide which levels areas are divided into?

Boris Johnson promised to base animal allocation on "common sense" and the government's "winter plan" included a number of metrics that should be used. You are:

  • Case detection rates in all age groups;
  • Case detection rates in the over 60s;
  • The rate at which falls rise or fall;
  • Positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests performed); and
  • Pressures on the NHS, including current and projected occupancy.

However, there are no specific numerical trigger points, and the document added that there will "be some flexibility to trade these indicators against each other depending on the context".

"For example, the hospital capacity in a given area needs to be considered in the light of the capacity in neighboring areas and the feasibility of moving patients," the document says.

"The detection rates of cases need to be weighed as to whether the spread of the virus appears to be restricted to particular communities."

“We are very unlucky that we have been ranked higher than many expected, and it feels like a slap in the face to everyone who has worked so hard to keep our infection rates down, our main streets and shops on Covid-safe and stick to the rules.

"But we need to focus now on keeping our rates down, getting our NHS through this critical period and helping our local communities recover."

"It won't be easy – we are already seeing a sharp surge in universal credit, tax breaks and hardship funds, and our economy is being hit hard."

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw tweeted, "Everyone explains why Devon, with Covid-19 rates below 100 per 100,000, has been associated with Plymouth and Torbay with higher rates, which seems to have pushed us into Tier 2 rather than Tier 1 if other councils did so have been treated differently? & # 39;

John Hart, chairman of Devon County Council, chairman of the county’s local outbreak committee, said, “Devon has done well so far in keeping case numbers relatively low and I want to thank everyone for their actions during the last lockdown, so I am disappointed that we were placed in Tier 2.

“It is now even more important that we all adhere to guidelines and keep social distance, wash our hands regularly and wear masks when necessary so that we can handle cases and get into Tier 1.

& # 39; And in collaboration with MPs and Team Devon partners, I will work hard with the government to provide tailored support to our severely affected hotel industry, which is depreciating significantly in what is usually the most lucrative time.

“I am pleased that local businesses will be able to reopen before Christmas and help our economy recover. In Devon, however, hospitality businesses are vital and need targeted support.

“In the meantime, I appeal again to people to follow the rules to protect themselves, their families and neighbors, and to minimize pressure on our local health services.

"I applaud the opening of Nightingale Hospital in Exeter, but as Boris Johnson acknowledged, hospital beds are still lacking in the Southwest and this needs to be addressed urgently."

Under Tier 3 restrictions, restaurants and pubs are forced to continue offering take-away only, which has crippled many local businesses.

But in tier 2 they can open up again and offer some important income lines so that they can stay afloat.

Most of England has been placed in Tier 2, including areas with a higher rate of Covid-19 infection than Ashford, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and others.

According to the Ministry of Health, Swale has the highest infection rate in the UK at 541.7 per 100,000. The main street is pictured above

According to the Ministry of Health, Swale has the highest infection rate in the UK at 541.7 per 100,000. The main street is pictured above

Under the new rules, all but three places in England will be caught in the hardest brackets, although many of the local cases are in small urban hotspots

Under the new rules, all but three places in England will be caught in the hardest brackets, although many of the local cases are in small urban hotspots

Stratford upon Avon had only 108 positive tests per 100,000 residents in the week leading up to November 22nd, but the city is under a third stage lockdown for all of Warwickshire (195). Authorities bordering Stratford have similar rates - Daventry (123) and Cherwell (100) - but escape the third tier because they are across county lines in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire

Stratford upon Avon had only 108 positive tests per 100,000 residents in the week leading up to November 22nd, but the city is under a third stage lockdown for all of Warwickshire (195). Authorities bordering Stratford have similar rates – Daventry (123) and Cherwell (100) – but escape the third tier because they are across county lines in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire

The Derbyshire Dales and Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire have suffered the same fate and have come under severe restrictions because of their neighbors. Both will enter tier three starting next Thursday, when the national lockdown is lifted but infection rates are well below average (204 per 100,000) and falling

The Derbyshire Dales and Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire have suffered the same fate and have come under severe restrictions because of their neighbors. Both will enter tier three starting next Thursday, when the national lockdown is lifted but infection rates are well below average (204 per 100,000) and falling

Teignbridge had 52.9 positive cases per 100,000 people, while South Hams had a nearby 60.9 and Torridge 68.8. A council chairman in Devon, who was ranked second tier despite having one of the lowest infection rates in the country, said the new lockdown rules were "a slap in the face".

Teignbridge had 52.9 positive cases per 100,000 people, while South Hams had a nearby 60.9 and Torridge 68.8. A council chairman in Devon, who was ranked second tier despite having one of the lowest infection rates in the country, said the new lockdown rules were "a slap in the face".

Havering in London is Tier 2, although the infection rate is 318.6 per 100,000, alongside Redbridge at 295.8 per 100,000 and Barking and Dagenham at 248.5 per 100,000. In some parts of East London, the infection rate is even increasing.

Ashford MP Mr Green wrote on Twitter: “I am very disappointed that all of Kent has entered Stage Three.

“Before the closure, we were in the first stage. What did the lockdown achieve? We need to publish the full analysis. & # 39;

Sir Gale also criticized the government's decision, telling Sky News: “The aim of the exercise was to establish a system that the public will accept.

“We know it's high in Thanet, it's not that high in Ashford (in terms of infection rates).

“Will you be happy with that? No, they aren't and what will of course happen is people are jumping the line or trying to jump the line to go to a pub or restaurant that may be open if it's one in tier 2 or in tier 2, tier one is pretty close. That's the last thing we want. & # 39;

Jo James, executive director of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, said the decision was "disappointing".

"I've spoken to some (companies) and they are absolutely devastated, but by and large it was expected," she said. “I think there's no doubt it's disappointing that we got tier three.

“I can understand why because we have some of the highest infection rates in some of our districts, but that means we have some of the lowest infection rates.

"It is such a shame that somewhere like Kent, which is one of the largest counties in the country, has to be looked at as a whole."

Several Kent MPs, including Sir Gale and Mr. Green, wrote to Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday asking that different areas of the county be subject to different restrictions.

They wrote in their letter, “We need to allow businesses to flourish and not be held back by restrictions that are inappropriate for their region.

Roger Truelove, chairman of Swale Borough Council, said he supported the decision to move to level three

Roger Truelove, chairman of Swale Borough Council, said he supported the decision to move to level three

"We trust the government to put in place restrictions on a district or district basis to ensure the correct approach is used in each community."

The Ministry of Health justified its decision to include Kent in Stage Three: “Fall rates are high and continuing to rise, with fall rates in almost all areas rising sharply in the past seven days.

& # 39; Some of the highest fall rates in the country can be seen in Kent right now. Rising fall rates in people over 60 are a particular problem.

“In 10 of the 13 subordinate municipalities, the positivity also increases.

"Kent and Medway STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership) report that hospital admissions are on the rise and mutual assistance is needed across the county."

Roger Truelove, chairman of Swale Borough Council, said he approves of Kent statewide Tier 3 restrictions.

He said, "I appreciate that we have to be, we have to be in Tier 3. I hope this is an incentive for the local people to follow the guidelines as much as possible so we can cut our numbers . "

"I understand other counties that don't have as high a quota as we do, but the fact is that the level of Kent is rising … and I think that from a public health perspective it's much better when you're all the same in town." Step. & # 39;

He added that if different districts had different restrictions, there would likely be "heavy migration of people from one district to another".

Officials have refused to specify the threshold a county would have to lower its infection rate to in order to exit the third tier.

Tonight, Boris Johnson asked people to board with new levels of coronavirus and insist that there is an escape route for areas in the higher levels.

At a press conference on Downing Street, the prime minister insisted that the system was less "intrusive" than the blanket lockdown, which is due to be replaced from December 2nd.

He stressed that there is a mechanism for areas that manage to lower their infection rates to loosen the curbs. "Your level is not your destiny, every area has an escape route".

However, Professor Whitty immediately took on a completely different tone, suggesting that there is little chance someone will descend to Tier 1, as the restrictions are so lax that cases inevitably arise. He said it was only possible for places that currently have extremely low fall rates.

According to the plans presented on Monday, the “Christmas bubbles” with three households do not have to distance themselves socially between December 23 and 27 so that family celebrations can take place unhindered.

Only Cornwall, Scilly and the Isle of Wight were included in the loosest Level 1, which allows socializing in houses and pubs subject to the rule of six.

WHY YOU ARE IN YOUR LEVEL, AFTER THE GOVERNMENT
region Sub-region allocation reason
northwest Greater Manchester Very high (Tier 3) While there have been further improvements in Greater Manchester, the weekly case rates, especially among those over 60, remain very high at around 260 per 100,000 population. Pressure on the local NHS is easing in some areas but remains a cause for concern. Manchester University Hospital and the Pennine Acute Trust remain under significant pressure.
Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen Very high (Tier 3) While there have been improvements in some areas, case rates and the percentage of tests positive for COVID-19 remain high. The fall rates in people over 60 are very high in 6 lower-ranking municipalities (over 200 per 100,000). There is still pressure on the NHS in this region.
Liverpool City Region High (level 2) There are further improvements throughout the metropolitan area of ​​Liverpool. Fall rates (even for those over 60) are falling rapidly with some notable improvements in Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton. Cases are down 69% in 6 weeks. Despite improvements, the fall rates remain high at 150+ per 100,000 people in all lower-ranking municipalities in over 60 years.
Cheshire (including Warrington) High (level 2) Fall rates continue to decline in Warrington and Cheshire. The 27.4% decrease to 209 people per 100,000 corresponds to the Liverpool City region. However, fall rates among those over 60 remain high (175 / 100,000) although they are falling. The positivity is 8.1%. Teaching Hospitals in Warrington and Halton The NHS Foundation Trust has 150 inpatients with COVID-19.
Cumbria High (level 2) The picture in Cumbria is largely improving, although case rates in Carlisle and South Lakeland are rising with a spike due to a major school breakout. In Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, fall rates in those over 60 are over 100 per 100,000. These fall rates are too high to be classified as Tier 1, but Cumbria's trajectory does not currently warrant inclusion in Tier 3.
Northeast Tees Valley Combined Authority Very high (Tier 3) While case rates are now falling in all lower-level local authorities, they remain very high in the region at 390 per 100,000, with positivity also being very high at 13.3%. The fall rate in the 60s and over remains very high at 292 per 100,000. NHS approvals in the region remained high in November.
Northeast Combined Authority Very high (Tier 3) The region continues to have very high case rates, a total of 318 people per 100,000, although that number is either stable or falling across all parts of the region. The fall rate in over 60 years remains very high at 256 per 100,000. NHS approvals in the region remained high in November.
Yorkshire and The Humber The Humber Very high (Tier 3) The picture in Humber is improving as case rates are now falling in three of the four subordinate municipalities. However, the fall rates in all age groups and over 60 years are still very high (431 / 100,000 and 344 / 100,000). The positivity is 12.6%. The local NHS remains under pressure.
West Yorkshire Very high (Tier 3) This area is improving as case rates decrease in all five sub-local authorities. However, the fall rates in all age groups and in those over 60 are still very high (389 / 100,000 and 312 / 100,000, respectively). The positivity is 13.9%.
South Yorkshire Very high (Tier 3) This area is improving as case rates decrease in all four sub-local authorities. However, the fall rates in all age groups and those over 60 are still very high (274 / 100,000 and 223 / 100,000, respectively). The positivity is 11.0%. There is pressure on local NHS trusts.
York and North Yorkshire High (level 2) Overall fall rates (including those over 60) in this region are improving in 7 of the 8 municipalities and are lower than other parts of Yorkshire and The Humber, but remain high overall (202 / 100,000 in all age groups and 145 / 100,000 in these over 60 years old). The positivity is 8.5%. Rates in Scarborough are significantly higher than in the rest of the region (334 / 100,000 in all age groups and 247 / 100,000 in those over 60) but are falling rapidly.
East Midlands Leicester and Leicestershire Very high (Tier 3) Case rates in all but one subordinate local authority have improved overall, but remain very high at 355 per 100,000, including over 60 years at 250 per 100,000. The pressure on the local NHS remains very high.
Derby and Derbyshire Very high (Tier 3) There has been an improvement in this area, but the fall rates remain very high at 275 per 100,000 and in those over 60 it is 220 per 100,000. The pressure on the local NHS remains high.
Lincolnshire Very high (Tier 3) Overall, there has been an improvement, but the fall rates remain high across the county at 307 per 100,000 and over the 1960s at 281 per 100,000. NHS pressures in Lincolnshire remain high and are showing signs of increasing, particularly in the units handling the more serious cases
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Very high (Tier 3) There has been an improvement, but case rates remain very high through the 1960s at 211 per 100,000. The total fall rate is 244 per 100,000 and the positivity is 10%. The proportion of hospital beds admitted by COVID-19 patients is high but appears to be falling.
Northamptonshire High (level 2) Although there have been improvements in overall case rates recently, there has been a steady increase in COVID-19 rates in the 1960s. The fall rate over 60 is 154 per 100,000. There is evidence that the proportion of people with COVID-19 is being taken into the local NHS and then stabilizing. However, COVID and non-COVID patients occupying beds in units in more severe cases are high.
Rutland High (level 2) This area is improving with a fall rate of 125 per 100,000 and 118 per 100,000 for those over 60, which is more different from the surrounding areas. The positivity is 6.4%.
West Midlands Birmingham and Black Land Very high (Tier 3) While the fall rates improve (minus 8.3%), they remain very high (390 / 100,000). There is a similar trend towards positivity. The pressure on the NHS remains high.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Very high (Tier 3) While the situation improves with a decrease in case rates of 13.4%, both the case rates and the test positivity in this area are very high (391 / 100,000 and 11.1%, respectively). The pressure on the local NHS remains very high, even in units dealing with the more serious cases.
Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Very high (Tier 3) The fall rate in this area remains very high at 236 / 100,000 (although it is falling). The fall rate in the 1960s remains very high at 182 / 100,000. In 3 of the 7 local authorities, there is a clear upward trend in the fall rates among those over 60. The positivity is 9.0%. The pressure on the local NHS remains high.
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin High (level 2) The fall rate remains high at 200 / 100,000 (although it is falling). The fall rate in over 60s remains high at 139 / 100,000 and is falling. The positivity is 7.2%.
Herefordshire High (level 2) Herefordshire has a high fall rate of 160.3 / 100,000. These rates are too high to be classified in Tier 1, but the slight downward trend of 1.9% – does not currently justify inclusion in Tier 3.
Worcestershire High (level 2) While case rates have decreased in all lower-level local authorities, they remain high (201 / 100,000), including in the 60s and over (141 / 100,000). These fall rates are too high to classify as Level 1, however, but down trajectory with an 18.3% decrease – does not currently warrant inclusion in Tier 3. Hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 have started to stabilize
London London High (level 2) The development of the key indicators of COVID-19 in an area (including all age fall rates, fall rates over 60 and positivity) has increased until recently. The situation in London is not the same across the city. Thirteen of the 33 counties have case rates that are 10% or more higher than a week ago, and ten counties where case rates for those over 60 are over 150 per 100,000. In east and north London in particular, hospital admissions continue to rise, although they are still well below the springtime peak. Overall, the Tier 2 situation in London has stabilized with a similar case rate and positivity to other parts of the country.
East of England Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes High (level 2) In two of the three subordinate municipalities, the overall case rate is still increasing. The overall fall rate is high at 178 / 100,000 and 113 / 100,000 in the 1960s, although it rises to 185 / 100,000 in Luton. Positivity 6.9%. The local NHS is under pressure.
Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea High (level 2) Overall, the rate is 159 / 100,000 and increasing. The rate in over 60s is 100 / 100,000 and goes down. The positivity is 6.4%.
Norfolk High (level 2) The majority of Norfolk are improving. The fall rates are 123 / 100,000 and the positivity is 5.0%. In Great Yarmouth, Norwich, and South Norfolk (with increasing trajectories in the last two areas), fall rates for over-60s remain above 100 per 100,000.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough High (level 2) An improving picture with falling case rates in 5 of the 6 municipalities, although the overall case rate of 123 / 100,000 is still high. The fall rates in over 60 years also decrease (58 / 100,000). The positivity has dropped to 5.2%.
Hertfordshire High (level 2) In the majority of Hertfordshire there is an improving picture. The overall case rate has dropped to 147 / 100,000, with the rate falling in 9 of the 10 local authorities. Fall rates in over 60 years also decrease (102 / 100,000) but are higher than 100 / 100,000 in 6 local authorities. The positivity drops by 6.3%.
Suffolk High (level 2) There is a better picture in the majority of Suffolk. Die Fallrate ist auf 82 / 100.000 gesunken, wobei die Rate in 4 der 5 lokalen Behörden gesunken ist. In Ipswich ist die wöchentliche Fallrate im Vergleich zur Vorwoche um> 40% auf 128 / 100.000 gestiegen. In ganz Suffolk sinken auch die Fallraten in über 60 Jahren (72 / 100.000). Die Positivität beträgt 3,7%.
South east Hampshire, Portsmouth und Southampton. Hoch (Stufe 2) In diesem Bereich gibt es ein gemischtes Bild, obwohl die Gesamtfallrate jetzt 152 / 100.000 beträgt und in fast allen Bereichen sinkt. Die NHS-Zulassungen nahmen bis Mitte November rapide zu und sind jetzt stabil.
Isle of Wight Mittel (Stufe 1) Die Fallrate ist niedrig und sinkt mit 71 pro 100.000 und in über 60 Jahren mit 44 pro 100.000. Der COVID-19-Druck auf den NHS ist niedrig.
East und West Sussex sowie Brighton und Hove Hoch (Stufe 2) Die Fallraten in Sussex liegen bei 120 pro 100.000 mit einer Gesamtpositivität von 4,5%. In mehreren Bereichen nimmt der Trend jedoch zu. Die NHS-Aufnahmen waren im letzten Monat ziemlich stabil, aber die Anzahl der Einheiten, die schwerwiegendere Fälle behandeln, nimmt zu.
Surrey Hoch (Stufe 2) Die Fallraten sind in allen Bereichen stabil oder verbessern sich mit einer Gesamtrate von 139 pro 100.000. Die am meisten besorgniserregenden lokalen Behörden der unteren Ebene sind diejenigen, die Nachbarn von London (Spelthorne und Runnymede) mit Fallraten von über 200 pro 100.000 sind, und hohe Fallraten in den über 60er Jahren werden im benachbarten Surrey Heath und Woking beobachtet. Der Bericht der Surrey Heartlands Health & Care Partnership (STP) über die Krankenhauseinweisungen von COVID-19-Patienten war im letzten Monat ziemlich stabil.
Lesen, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor und Maidenhead, West Berkshire Hoch (Stufe 2) Ein besseres Bild in der gesamten Region mit Ausnahme von Slough und Reading. Slough hat hohe Fallraten (326 pro 100.000 insgesamt und 219 pro 100.000 für die über 60-Jährigen) und eine relativ hohe Positivität von 12%. Die Fallrate und Positivität außerhalb von Slough rechtfertigen keine Aufnahme in Tier 3.
swamp Sehr hoch (Tier 3) Die wöchentliche Fallrate in Slough ist mit über 320 pro 100.000 Einwohner viel höher als in den umliegenden Gebieten, verglichen mit 155 pro 100.000 im Rest von Berkshire und 138 in Buckinghamshire. Die Testpositivität ist mit 12% ebenfalls viel höher.
Buckinghamshire Hoch (Stufe 2) Ein weitgehend stabiles oder sich verbesserndes Bild in Buckinghamshire mit einer Fallrate von 138 pro 100.000 und einer Positivität von 6,4%. Diese Fallraten bleiben zu hoch für eine Zuordnung zu Tier 1.
Oxfordshire Hoch (Stufe 2) Positive Verbesserungen bei den Schlüsselindikatoren in allen Regionen von Oxfordshire, aber die Fallraten für Tier 1 sind immer noch zu hoch. Die Krankenhauseinweisungen in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire und Berkshire West STP waren in den letzten Monaten ziemlich stabil.
Kent & Medway Sehr hoch (Tier 3) Die Fallraten sind hoch und steigen in den letzten 7 Tagen in fast allen Bereichen weiter an, wobei die Fallraten stark ansteigen. Einige der höchsten Fallraten des Landes sind derzeit in Kent zu sehen. Ein besonderes Problem sind steigende Fallraten bei Menschen über 60 Jahren. Die Positivität nimmt auch in 10 der 13 untergeordneten Kommunen zu. Kent und Medway STP berichten, dass die Krankenhauseinweisungen zunehmen und im gesamten Landkreis gegenseitige Hilfe erforderlich ist.
southwest Bristol, Südgloucestershire, Nordsomerset Sehr hoch (Tier 3) Das Gesamtbild bleibt besorgniserregend bei sehr hohen Fallraten insgesamt (325 / 100.000) und in den über 60er Jahren (208 / 100.000). Die Positivität beträgt 10,4%. Bristol, South Gloucestershire und North Somerset sind Teil eines größeren Arbeitsbereichs und bilden somit eine natürliche geografische Gruppierung, die von der Umgebung getrennt ist.
Somerset und Bath und North East Somerset Hoch (Stufe 2) Die Fallraten in diesem Bereich sind sehr geringfügig gestiegen, jedoch bleiben die Fallraten insgesamt und die über 60-Jährigen weiterhin hoch (154 / 100.000 bzw. 102 / 100.000). Die Positivität ist stabil bei 5,5%.
Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch und Poole Hoch (Stufe 2) Case rates are falling across the area (131/100,000 in all cases and 99/100,000 in the over 60s). However the over 60 case rate is still high at 151/100,000 in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Positivity is 5.2%. In addition, the Dorset STP reports daily admissions to hospitals are increasing.
Gloucestershire High (tier 2) Case rates in Gloucestershire remain high at 162/100,000. While a decline has been seen in the case rate in the over 60s, this remains at 92/100,000. Positivity is 6.3%.
Wiltshire and Swindon High (tier 2) Case rates continue to fall in Swindon but are increasing in Wiltshire. Overall case rates are 143/100,000 and 93/100,000 in the over 60s. Positivity is 6.2%. Swindon and Wiltshire STP are reporting increasing admissions to hospital.
Devon High (tier 2) Case rates are 121/100,000 overall though there are higher rates in Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter. The case rate in the over 60s is 85/100,000 though significantly higher in Exeter (155.9/100,000). Positivity is 4.2%. There is pressure at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Medium (tier 1) There are low case rates and test positivity in Cornwall and the case rates in all age groups are stable or declining. There have been no cases in the Isles of Scilly in the last 7 days meaning there is strong evidence to make an allocation to tier 1.

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