Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Tuesday 25 August

General update

The numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19)cases across the UK has risen through August, and now appears to be levelling, with the most recent confirmed daily number of cases at 1,182 on 20 August.

There is still a lot of variation across the country. The map of the weekly rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population can be seen below, with the arrow showing Barnsley.

A helpful overview of COVID-19 in England can be found in the weekly report and summary report from Public Health England 

UK map showing rate of COVID-19 - 25 August 2020

Barnsley update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) also increased through the beginning of August, up to a seven-day rate of 24 cases per 100,000 people.

This was partly driven by a cluster in a local community and partly by new cases in care homes. The daily and weekly number of cases in Barnsley is now reducing again and is currently around 16 cases per 100,000. This local trend can be seen in the graph below.

COVID-19 case map - 24 August 2020

Barnsley is not on the national watch list for areas of concern and Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be closely monitored and managed locally.

However, the risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still very real, and it is important that we all adhere to the guidance to reduce transmission locally.

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