COVID-19 vaccination programme, PHE (updated 14th May 2021)
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Update in this version (published 14th May 2021) - added'COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report'. Update in version published 11th May 2021 - added link to updated COVID-19 vaccination training slide set. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19), SAGE (updated 14th May 2021)
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). 14 May 2021We've added 1 new paper under May. We've also published 2 papers that were considered during a week in which no SAGE was held. 10 May 2021We have published minutes for SAGE 88 and added 4 new papers under May. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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The R value and growth rate, DHSC and SAGE (updated 14th May 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 14 May 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to +1% per day as of 14 May 2021. 7 May 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.0 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to 0% per day as of 7 May 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers, DHSC (updated 14th May 2021)
Sets out how homecare (domiciliary care) workers in England can collect, complete and register test kits for coronavirus (COVID-19). 14 May 2021Added 8 translations of'Testing for homecare workers (summary poster for print)'. Removed'A testing service for homecare workers in England'(HTML and PDF versions), as these have been added to a new page:'Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers: information for agencies'. 22 April 2021Updated'A testing service for homecare workers in England (PDF version)', page 5, to reflect that personal assistants in England can access regular testing. (Source: Current Awareness ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers: information for agencies, DHSC (published 14th May 2021)
Sets out how homecare agencies in England can order regular tests for their homecare (domiciliary care) staff. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Private providers of coronavirus testing, DHSC (updated 14th May 2021)
Lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government's minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer. 14 May 2021Updated both lists of providers. 13 May 2021Updated both lists of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 14th May 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 14 May 2021Updated to include more information on the managed quarantine service. 6 May 2021Updated to include more information on orphan contacts. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Impact of COVID-19 on diagnoses, monitoring, and mortality in people with type 2 diabetes in the UK, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Letter presents study (n=14 929 251;Mar to Dec 2020) showing reductions in diagnosis& monitoring of type 2 diabetes during pandemic, warning health-care services will need to manage this predicted backlog, and anticipated deterioration of blood glucose levels& CV risk factors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic, The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Panel found weak links at every point in chain of preparedness and response. Preparation was inconsistent and underfunded. Alert system was too slow — and too meek. The WHO was under-powered. The response has exacerbated inequalities. Global political leadership was absent. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Restoring primary care: ten key priorities, NHS Confederation
Insights represent views of frontline clinical leaders across England and point to 3 core issues that must lie at heart of planning for next phase of pandemic: building back better and different, setting priorities and managing public expectations, and investing in infrastructure (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2, BMJ
Editorial discusses reason why value of childhood vaccination against respiratory viruses remains an open question, including the limited benefits of protection in age groups that experience only mild disease; limited effects on transmission, and possible unintended consequences. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Effects of different types of written vaccination information on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK (OCEANS-III): a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial
RCT (n=12 463 willing, 2932 doubtful, and 3460 strongly hesitant) found that in ~ 10% of population strongly hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines, provision of information on personal benefit reduces hesitancy to a greater extent than information on collective benefits. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Public health impact of delaying second dose of BNT162b2 or mRNA-1273 covid-19 vaccine: simulation agent based modeling study, BMJ
Study found delayed 2nd dose strategy was optimal for vaccine efficacies at or>80% and vaccination rates at or (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines on covid-19 related symptoms, hospital admissions, and mortality in older adults in England: test negative case-control study, BMJ
Study (n=156 930 aged ≥70 years) found single dose of either BNT162b2 or ChAdOx1-S provides significant protection against covid-19 and further protection against severe disease lasting> 6 weeks, including against UK variant of concern (B.1.1.7) (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Management of vaccine-induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, RCS
There are increasing reports of a rare adverse event of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia following the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a syndrome labelled vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia syndrome (VITT). The colleges and surgical specialty associations have produced guidance on the features and management of VITT, taking into account vascular, gastrointestinal and neurosurgical considerations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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What happened to English NHS hospital activity during the Covid-19 pandemic?, IFS
This briefing uses administrative hospital data from across the NHS in England to describe how the use of inpatient (elective and emergency) and outpatient hospital care in 2020 compared with that in the previous year. It shows how overall levels of care changed in the period after the start of the pandemic in March until the end of December 2020, and examines how changes in activity varied across regions and clinical specialties. It also looks at how these patterns differ across patient age, ethnicity and local area deprivation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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The future role of remote consultations & patient'triage '
A key challenge for UK governments and health systems will be to build upon the potential benefits that have emerged from technology advances and new ways of working during the Covid-19 pandemic, while ensuring that relational care and health inequalities do not suffer in the longer term. This will only be possible with further evaluation, action and government investment. This paper sets out the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure GPs and practice teams can continue to provide high-quality patient care as we look towards a'new normal'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Deaths involving COVID-19 in the care sector, England and Wales, ONS
Provisional figures on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), an investigation into wave 1 versus wave 2 within the care sector, in England and Wales. Published 11th May 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccine refusal, UK: February to March 2021, ONS
Exploring the attitudes of people who are uncertain about receiving, or unable or unwilling to receive a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccine refusal: study shows pressure from employers has adverse effect, RCN
A study looking into factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health and social care workers shows those who felt under greater pressure from their employers to receive the vaccine were more likely to decline it. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 from a Paediatric Perspective recordings, RCPCH
A series of recordings discussing the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, neonates, the general paediatric population, the rare syndrome PIMS and the wider impact of the pandemic on child health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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GP consultations post-COVID should be a combination of remote and face to face, depending on patient need, RCGP
Face to face consulting is an essential element of general practice and remote consulting should be an option but not the'automatic default'for GP care and services once things get back to normal after the pandemic, the Royal College of GPs says in a new report out today. Both options have their advantages and the decision about how care is delivered and accessed should be a shared one between GP practice staff, based on their knowledge of their patient population, and patients, based on their individual needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic, PHE and DHSC (updated 13th May 2021)
Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 13 May 2021Updated to reflect Step 3 of the Government Roadmap out of Lockdown (from 17 May). 30 April 2021Updated translations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 29 April to 5 May 2021, DHSC (updated 13th May 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. 13 May 2021Added new'NHS Test and Trace statistics, 28 May 2020 to 5 May 2021: data tables'with formatting issues fixed. 13 May 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine adverse reactions, MHRA (updated 13th May 2021)
A weekly report covering adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines 13 May 2021Updated to include new data up to 5 May 2021. 6 May 2021Updated to include new data up to 28 April 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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What is a Coronavirus Swab Test? Little Journey videos, Little Journey
Little Journey has released new videos to help children understand how COVID-19 swab tests work. The short animations, which are narrated by children, include: What is a coronavirus swab test? How to prepare for a swab test and What is it like to have a coronavirus swab test? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: April 2021 final results, DHSC (updated 13th May 2021)
Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during April 2021. 13 May 2021Adding link to latest report and press notice for REACT study findings. 13 May 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Private providers of coronavirus testing, DHSC (updated 13th May 2021)
Lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government's minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer. 13 May 2021Updated both lists of providers. 12 May 2021Updated both lists of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England), DHSC (updated 13th May 2021)
Experimental statistics from the NHS Test and Trace service and related documents. 13 May 2021Added latest report and deleted note about missing data from the interactive map as all data is now available. 6 May 2021Added latest report to collection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment NICE guideline [NG195], (published 20th April 2021)
This guideline covers preventing bacterial infection in healthy babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age, treating pregnant women whose unborn baby is at risk of infection, and caring for babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age with a suspected or confirmed bacterial infection. It aims to reduce delays in recognising and treating infection and prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics. The guideline does not cover viral infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on risk of health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection, American Journal of Infection Control
The objective of this study was to establish whether such strategies can reduce health care associated C difficile infection (HA-CDI) incidence. We found that, during the pandemic (2020) HA-CDI incid ence was significantly lower with respect to the previous years. This work demonstrates that maintaining this level of attention regarding control activities related to prevention of microorganism transmission significantly reduce HA-CDI and related expenses in terms of health costs and human lives. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Susceptibility to chlorhexidine and mupirocin among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates from a teaching hospital, Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Despite the widespread use of chlorhexidine (CHX) to prevent infection, data regarding the in vitro action of CHX against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are limited. Clinical isolates from Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, identified during 2002/2003 and 2012/2013 were studied to describe the susceptibility to CHX and mupirocin, molecular characteristics, and virulence profile of MRSA. Susceptibility test to Mupirocin was performed by the disk diffusion method and to CHX by the agar dilution technique. PCR for virulence genes, mecA gene and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec) types w...
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Hand Hygiene Compliance at a Canadian provincial cancer centre the complementary roles of nurse auditor-driven and patient auditor-driven audit processes and impact upon practice in ambulatory cancer care, American Journal of Infection Control
We examined the patterns of hand hygi ene compliance (HHC) among health care providers (HCP) as observed by trained nurse and patient auditors over time in an ambulatory care Canadian provincial cancer agency. Nurse and volunteer patient auditors completed separate standardized forms documenting hand-cleansing opportunities during clini c visits. HHC rates were compared over time by HCP group and by specialty teams. Observations from 10 calendar quarters were analyzed from April 2015 to September 2019. Nurse audit HHC rates ranged from 84% to 96%, encompassing 7,213 opportunities with no significant time-dependent trends b...
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Adjunctive Daptomycin in the Treatment of Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Randomized, Controlled Trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions Among patients with MSSA BSIs, the administration of adjunctive daptomycin therapy to standard-of-care treatment did not shorten the duration of bacteremia and should not be routine ly considered. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Hand-hygiene-related clinical trials reported between 2014 and 2020: a comprehensive systematic review, The Journal of hospital infection
Conclusion: Both single intervention and multi-modal hand hygiene strategies can achieve modest-to-moderate improvements in hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Invasive Aspergillosis Due to Aspergillus Section Usti: A Multicenter Retrospective Study, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions Aspergillus ustus IA mainly occurred in nonneutropenic transplant patients and was frequently associated with extrapulmonary sites of infection. Mortality rate was high and optimal antifungal therapy remains to be defined. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 outbreak and healthcare worker behavioural change toward hand hygiene practices, The Journal of hospital infection
Conclusion: HCWs modified their behaviours to face the risk propensity of the pandemic. However, to improve the poor compliance at room entry, reducing confusion between the hand hygiene recommendation and glove recommendation may be necessary; disinfection of gloving hands might solve this issue. (Copyright © 2021 The Healthcare Infection Society. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Overview of the actions to combat bacterial resistance in large hospitals, Revista latino-americana de enfermagem
Conclusion: it was found that the recommended measures to contain bacterial resistance are not consolidated in the clinical practice of the hospitals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Daptomycin Plus Fosfomycin Versus Daptomycin Alone for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions Daptomycin plus fosfomycin provided 12% higher rate of treatment success than daptomycin alone, but this difference did not reach statistical significance. This antibiotic combination preven ted microbiological failure and complicated bacteremia, but it was more often associated with adverse events. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Randomised clinical trial: a 12-strain bacterial mixture versus faecal microbiota transplantation versus vancomycin for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections, Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics
Background: A defined bacterial mixture could be a safer alternative to faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).; Aims: To compare the efficacy of a 12-strain mixture termed rectal bacteriotherapy with either FMT or vancomycin for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in an open-label 3-arm randomised controlled trial.; Methods: We screened all individuals positive for C difficile from May 2017 to March 2019. Persons with laboratory-confirmed recurrent CDI were included. Before FMT and rectal bacteriotherapy, we pre-treated with vancomycin for 7-14 days. Rectal bacteriotherapy was applied by enema on three con...
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Digestive enzymes of fungal origin as a relevant cause of false positive Aspergillus antigen testing in intensive care unit patients, Infection
Background: Galactomannan antigen (GM) testing is widely used in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). Digestive enzymes play an important role in enzyme substitution therapy in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. As digestive enzymes of fungal origin like Nortase contain enzymes from Aspergillus, a false-positive result of the test might be possible because of cross-reacting antigens of the cell wall of the producing fungi. We, therefore, asked whether the administration of fungal enzymes is a relevant cause of false-positive GM antigen test results. Methods: Patients with a positive GM antigen test between January...
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Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 12th May 2021)
This resource provides information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period, under the following headings: Learning disability and autism LGBT health Paediatrics and child health Pregnancy and sexual health Menopause It also provides guidance for the following settings: Care homes Secure environments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Specific clinical management, RCGP (updated 12th May 2021)
This resource provides guidance on managing COVID-19 alongside specific clinical conditions. Update in this version (published 12th May 2021) - updated the Rheumatological Problems section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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General clinical management, RCGP (updated 12th May 2021)
This resource provides essential information for GPs about COVID-19, from symptoms to diagnosis to protecting practice staff. It has sections on: Clinical assessment and symptom control Documentation and coding Public health and PPE (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Post-COVID syndrome, RCGP (updated 12th May 2021)
Information and resources for GPs supporting patients through recovery from COVID-19. Update in this version (published 12th May 2021) - updated External guidance section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Effect of antimicrobial therapy on respiratory hospitalization or death in adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: The CleanUP-IPF randomized clinical trial
In this pragmatic RCT (n=513) the addition of co-trimoxazole or doxycycline to usual care did not reduce rate of first nonelective respiratory hospitalisation or death (20.4 vs 18.4 events per 100 person-years; p=0.83). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Antimicrobial prescribing: nebulised liposomal amikacin - evidence summary [ES36], NICE (published 12th May 2021)
This concludes nebulised liposomal amikacin may be an option for treating non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung infections caused by Mycobacterium avium complex in combination with other antimicrobial agents in adults with limited treatment options& who do not have cystic fibrosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, antibody and vaccination data for the UK: 13 May 2021, ONS
Main points: In England, an estimated 7 in 10 adults or 69.3% of the adult population (95% credible interval: 65.6% to 73.9%) would have tested positive for antibodies against the coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – on a blood test in the week beginning 19 April 2021, suggesting they had the infection in the past or have been vaccinated. In Wales, an estimated 6 in 10 adults, or 63.2% of the adult population (95% credible interval: 58.8% to 68.3%) would have tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 on a blood test in the week beginning 19 April 2021, suggesting they had the infection in the past or have been...
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What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19, DforE (updated 12th May 2021)
Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021. 12 May 2021Updated guidance for parents in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, including information on face coverings, testing, travel abroad and educational visits. 22 April 2021Edited to clarify current guidance and to be more reader-friendly. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, DHSC (published 12th May 2021)
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority (LTLA) in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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