45 positive covid-19 tests recorded in Gloucestershire

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A total of 45 positive coronavirus test results have been recorded in Gloucestershire in the past 24 hours, according to government data released today (Sunday 18 October).The county has now seen 3,222 positive coronavirus test results recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Nationwide, 722,409 people have tested positive for covid-19.

Total number of positive test results in each of Gloucestershire districts

Cheltenham – 733 caisses (+7)

Cotswolds – 402 cas (+9)

Forest of Dean – 316 cases (+8)

Gloucester – 864 cases (+9)

Stroud – 483 cas (+8)

Tewkesbury – 424 caisses (+4)

School warns Calpol could ‘mask’ coronavirus symptoms in children

A school has informed parents that giving Calpol children could ‘mask’ one of the telltale signs of the coronavirus.

Warmley Park School and College in South Gloucestershire confirmed two cases of COVID-19 last week and wrote to parents on Friday October 16 with advice.

The bulletin, signed by principal Lisa Parker, said the school was performing temperature checks twice a day to identify children with potential fever.

She wrote: “A polite reminder that we ask parents and guardians to contact us before sending their child to school if they have had Calpol.

“This follows advice from Public Health England that Calpol may mask a fever which is a symptom of COVID.

“We take the students’ temperatures twice a day, every day and this has been approved by Public Health. “

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