15 other cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cornwall


Cornwall has 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus, officials said this afternoon.

The latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 114.

In Devon, another 30 cases have been confirmed, including 19 in the Devon District Council area, seven in Torbay and four in Plymouth. The total in Devon now stands at 256.

Earlier today, three other deaths from COVID-19 coronavirus were unfortunately confirmed in Cornwall. The official total number of deaths of people hospitalized in Cornwall is now 19.

It comes amidst lingering concerns that testing is not more widespread.

The government has said it will step up testing for Covid-19 after Boris Johnson said it was the key to “unlocking the coronavirus puzzle.”

Downing Street said Secretary of Health Matt Hancock would present plans for a “significant increase” amid criticism that the UK is lagging behind other countries.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the government had finally reached its target of 10,000 tests a day, of which 10,412 were done on Tuesday at NHS and Public Health England (PHE) laboratories across the UK. United.

The spokesperson said that the total number of NHS staff to be tested in drive-through facilities has now increased to 2,800, although “a significant number” have also been tested in NHS laboratories and from PHE.

He said they were working on a number of measures that would make “hundreds of thousands” of tests a day.

“We recognize that more needs to be done when it comes to testing.

“We have to test more people and we have to progress very quickly,” he said.

The NHS says you should not leave your home if you have the following symptoms

  • High temperature – it means you feel warm to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature)
  • A new cough continues – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

If you have these symptoms, the NHS says, “To protect others, don’t go to places like general surgery, a pharmacy, or a hospital. Stay at home.

“Use the online coronavirus 111 service to find out what to do. “

Screening of NHS staff is seen as vital as the epidemic approaches its peak, potentially allowing thousands of staff, who self-isolate because they or their family members have manifested symptoms, to return to work once they were found to be free from the disease.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said that following shortage complaints, the NHS had developed a new specification for the swabs used for testing, which had been validated and shared with potential manufacturers.

“We think this provides us with a path forward for hundreds of thousands of tests,” he said.

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After opening a large-scale testing laboratory at Milton Keynes in just one week, the spokesman said two more will open next week in Cheshire and Glasgow to cover the north of England and l ‘Scotland.

At the same time, the government was working with nine potential suppliers to develop an antibody test that would show if people had the virus and is believed to be the key to lifting the lockdown.

However, the spokesman said it was essential that they be accurate as other countries had introduced antibody tests that were not accurate with “significant adverse consequences”.

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He said the government had previously been offered tests that had not reached the required levels of accuracy and that were not safe to use.

“We have to make sure the tests are correct.

“We are working on this as quickly as possible and as soon as a test is approved, we will announce it publicly,” he said.


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