• Living in Lockdown – 29

    31/05/20 The corona-virus death toll in the UK increased by 113 on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed deaths to 38,489. Deaths  in Italy climbed by 75 on Sunday, against 111 the day before. The total death toll since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 33,415 the third highest… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 28

    28/05/20  The total UK death toll from the corona-virus reached 37,837 on Thursday  with 377 more deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours.  Boris Johnson announced that groups of up to six people in England will be allowed to meet in outdoor spaces from Monday. The UK’s test and trace system went live and was plunged… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown -27

    25/05/20 The UK coronavirus death toll across all settings has risen by 121, bringing the total to nearly 37,000. From June 1, outdoor markets and care showrooms could be reopened as soon as they can meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines, and all other non-essential retail from June 15 if the government’s tests are met.  Annoyingly,… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 26

    22/05/20  The UK’s corona-virus death toll has increased by 351, according to the latest government figures. The rise in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Thursday takes the country’s official death toll in hospitals, care homes and the community to 36,393. Priti Patel announced two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 25

    19/05/20 An additional 545 people have died in the UK after contracting the corona virus over a 24 hour period. This brings the total number of people to have died in all settings after testing positive for the virus to 35,341. The number of deaths to date in and around Harborough has been 16, with… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 24

    16/05/20 Now that we are allowed, perhaps even encouraged to go outdoors, what is the risk? One recent study found that just talking can launch thousands of corona-virus droplets that can remain suspended in the air for eight to 14 minutes. But the risk of inhaling those droplets is lower outdoors, as long as you’re… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 23

    13/05/20 The number of Covid-19 patients to die in the UK has risen by 494 to 33,186 in the past 24 hours, the Department for Health confirmed. Today’s overall number is a reduction of 133 on yesterday’s confirmed 627 deaths. Boris said that people should begin to make an effort to return to work today,… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 22

    10/05/20 Boris Johnson in his broadcast to the nation says the UK is taking “the first careful steps” in easing the corona-virus lock-down, with people in England allowed to spend more leisure time outside from Wednesday. The government wants to “encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise” – provided they… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 21

    07/05/20 The total number of corona-virus deaths across the world has reached at least 264 679, according to Johns Hopkins University, which has tracked the spread of the virus during the pandemic. The US has the highest number of deaths with 73,573 followed by the UK with 30,150 and Italy with 29,684. The number of… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 20

    04/05/20 The number of daily corona-virus deaths in the UK has fallen to the lowest figure since the end of March. A total of 288 deaths were recorded in the latest 24 hours. Of those 229 were in UK hospitals, significantly below the highs of more than 700 deaths a day recorded through much of… Continue Reading