Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care settings, DHSC (updated 9th July 2021)
Outlines the COVID-19 testing available for testing staff, residents and visitors for all adult social care settings. 9 July 2021Updated PDF for'Self-test for ASC services: summary rapid LFT guide'. 5 July 2021Updated'COVID-19 testing available for adult social care in England: a summary'to reflect that policy for responding to the Delta variant (first identified in India) in care homes has now changed. As has been the case for the Alpha variant (first identified in Kent) cases since May 2021, for outbreaks involving the Delta variant, end of outbreak testing can now be undertaken 14 days (previously 28) after the most...
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Diagnostic accuracy of saliva tests for SARS-CoV-2, The Dental Elf
This review of the use and diagnostic accuracy of saliva tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 included 16 studies. The findings suggests good diagnostic accuracy but further research is needed to determine confounding factors such as method and time of sample collection, transport medium, storage etc. prior to population testing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Updated'Be tick aware' toolkit: Raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne disease in England
This updated toolkit provides background information on ticks, Lyme disease risk, how to improve awareness of ticks and mitigate against tick-borne diseases through the promotion of Public Health England's key message which is to'be tick aware'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccines: updates for July 2021, MHRA (published 7th July 2021)
Revisions have been made to information for healthcare professionals& UK vaccine recipients for Moderna& Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines following review of extremely rare reports of myocarditis& pericarditis after vaccination. Benefits outweigh risks in majority of people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 7th July 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 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Adult social care in England, monthly statistics: July 2021, DHSC (published 8th July 2021)
Experimental statistics on a range of topics including infection control measures, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in adult social care settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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REACT-1 studies: monthly results, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Monthly results for the REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission. 8 July 2021Added interim results for June 2021. 13 May 2021Added final April results. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: June 2021 interim results, DHSC ( published 8th July 2021)
Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during June 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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How to do a coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow test at home, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Find out how to do a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test at home for yourself (or a child) and report the results. Rapid tests are only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. 8 July 2021Updated to add information about checking with test you have, the different types of test and how to do a nose-only rapid lateral flow test, including videos and instructions. 9 June 2021Changed page title, summary and body content to make it clear that the instructions are for a rapid later flow tests. Updated information on what to do when you get your result and reporting your results (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions for nose-only test, DHSC ( published 8th July 2021)
Step-by-step guide on how to do a COVID-19 rapid nose-only test at home for yourself (or a child) and report the results. Rapid tests are only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions for throat and nose test, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Step-by-step guide on how to do a COVID-19 rapid throat and nose test at home for yourself (or a child) and report the results. Rapid tests are only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. 8 July 2021Updated information to make it clear the instructions, translated versions and accessible formats are for rapid throat and nose tests. 29 January 2021Added translation (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Understanding lateral flow testing for people without symptoms, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
An explanation of the technology behind asymptomatic testing and the role these tests play in the national coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme. 8 July 2021Updated guidance on how to take a rapid lateral flow test. Updated information to say the tests give a quick result. 23 April 2021Updated to merge'find a pharmacy where you can collect rapid tests'and'find a test site where you can collect rapid tests'to'find where to collect test kits or get a test at a test site'in'Who can be tested'section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. 8 July 2021Updated information to say rapid lateral flow tests give a quick result. 30 June 2021Updated information on getting a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms. Added recommendation to get a test even if symptoms are mild. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 8 July 2021Added information on inclusion of orphan contact data and private testing data for the managed quarantine service (MQS). 1 July 2021Updated to include information for care home visitors and testing of household bubbles and support bubbles. Also information on revisions to managed quarantine service statistics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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7-1-7 (detect within 7 days and notify, investigate, and begin response within 1 day): an organising principle, target, and accountability metric to make the world safer from pandemics, The Lancet
Article discusses new global target of 7-1-7 whereby every suspected outbreak is identified within 7 days of emergence, reported to public health authorities with initiation of investigation and response efforts within 1 day, and effectively responded to within 7 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Safety of maternity services in England
This report finds that improvements in the safety of maternity services have been too slow. It recommends urgent action to address staffing shortfalls in maternity services, with staffing numbers identified as the first and foremost essential building block in providing safe care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Update to living WHO guideline on drugs for covid-19, BMJ (published/updated 6th July 2021)
The WHO have updated their guidance, now recommending IL-6 receptor blockers (tocilizumab and sarilumab) for severe and critical covid-19, on the basis of the RECOVERY and REMAP-CAP trials. They acknowledge potential access issues around IL-6 receptor blockers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Tuberculosis (TB) action plan for England
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) working with NHS England launched a 5 year action plan to drive down tuberculosis (TB) cases in England The (tuberculosis) action plan will focus on the needs of those affected by and services whilst recognising the impact and learning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Lateral flow device performance data, DHSC (published 7th July 2021)
Analysis confirms lateral flow devices (LFDs) are successful at identifying infectious cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and real-world data shows Innova LFDs are capable of detecting the Delta variant. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status, DHSC (updated 7th July 2021)
How to get the NHS COVID Pass and demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and at Event Research Programme trial events in England. 7 July 2021 Updated to reflect that the NHS COVID Pass letter has new branding, and that a full course of approved vaccinations now includes the single-dose Janssen vaccine. 21 June 2021 Updated to reflect that from 21 June 2021, the NHS service to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status is now called the NHS COVID Pass. Also added that people taking part in event trials as part of the Events Research Programme will also be requested to use t...
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Coronavirus England briefing, DHSC (published 7th July 2021)
Latest epidemiological data used by the government to brief MPs on the roadmap out of lockdown and to inform local and national decision-making in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, DHSC (updated 7th July 2021)
How the government assesses offers of COVID-19 tests from developers for procurement and use in the UK. 7 July 2021 Updated the number of lateral flow devices PHE Porton Down and University of Oxford SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow antigen test validation cell has evaluated in the'Outcome of the evaluation of rapid diagnostic assays for specific SARS-CoV-2 antigens (lateral flow devices)'attachment. 2 July 2021 Updated the'Outcome of the evaluation of rapid diagnostic assays for specific SARS-CoV-2 antigens (lateral flow devices)'document to add lateral flow devices that have passed 3a validation. (Source: Curren...
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Build back local: Building back better, LGA
This paper examines how councils have responded to issues triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, including challenges relating to recovery and renewal. It gives a resident-centred view of local services and explores the future journeys that residents will be taking. It argues that, as we look to build back better from the devastating social and economic impact of the pandemic, our communities will need councils and the local services they provide more than ever. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in adult care homes, DHSC (updated 7th July 2021)
How to access test kits and step-by-step guides on how to use PCR and rapid lateral flow test kits for regular and outbreak testing of residents, staff and visiting professionals. 7 July 2021 Updated'Care home COVID-19 testing guidance for regular and outbreak testing of staff and residents'and'COVID-19 testing schedule for a suspected or confirmed outbreak in a care home'to reflect that policy for responding to the Delta variant (first identified in India) in care homes has now changed. As has been the case for the Alpha variant (first identified in Kent) cases since May 2021, for outbreaks involving the Delta varian...
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Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, DHSC (updated 7th July 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. 7 July 2021 Updated the general list of providers. 6 July 2021 Updated the general list of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Improving deaf awareness in the workplace, NHS Employers
At the beginning of the pandemic, management were making changes to appointments, from face to face to telephone consultations. I was very adamant that we had to think outside the box and consider those with hearing loss and cater for their needs by conducting video consultations instead. I offered support and wrote some tips (which are included below) on how to best communicate with patients and staff who have a hearing loss, especially in the new situation having to wear masks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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National representative data on the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in England published for the first time, NHS Digital (published 6th July 2021)
The National Centre for Social Research's analysis found that 2% (1,132) of adults surveyed over the 8 years identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Data from this period has now been brought together on conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, weight, smoking and drinking. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England, PHE (updated 5th July 2021)
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 5 July 2021 Added new section on use of PPE for live-in careworkers. 9 June 2021 Updated infographics for putting on and taking off PPE. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Acceleration of second doses for all cohorts, NHS England (published/updated 6th July 2021)
The government has set out their latest guidance for appointments of a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be brought forward from 12 to eight weeks for the remaining people in all cohorts who have yet to receive their second dose. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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A missed opportunity BMA response to the Race Report
In its response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities'(CRED race) report, the BMA refutes the report's overall findings. The BMA's report highlights structural race inequality as a major factor affecting the outcomes and life chances of many ethnic minority health care workers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery: the Covid-19 impact inquiry report, The Health Foundation
This report, produced by the Health Foundation's COVID-19 impact inquiry, is a comprehensive review of the factors that fuelled the UK's COVID-19 death toll. It highlights that: poor health and existing inequalities left parts of the UK vulnerable to the virus and defined the contours of its devastating impact. the pandemic has revealed stark differences in the health of the working age population – those younger than 65 in the poorest 10% of areas in England w ere almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in wealthiest. Recovery needs to prioritise creating opportunities for good health &nda...
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The safety of maternity services in England
This report finds that improvements in the safety of maternity services have been too slow. It recommends urgent action to address staffing shortfalls in maternity services, with staffing numbers identified as the first and foremost essential building block in providing safe care. An accompanying report the Committee commissioned from an expert panel to evaluate government progress on delivering four commitments on maternity services concludes that the government's overall progress to achieve key commitments in maternity services'requires improvement'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Fit for purpose? Addressing inequities in mental health research exacerbated by Covid-19, Centre for Mental Health
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already existing inequity in population mental health in the UK (1). Inequity exists in levels of diagnosable mental illness, in experiences of mental distress, and in our chances of mental wellbeing. Recent intelligence suggests those most likely to experience worse mental health impacts in relation to the pandemic include those with pre-existing mental illness, young people, women and some racialised communities. Despite this, longstanding limitations in mental health research mean that we do not have the necessary evidence to inform responses to the population's increasing and ...
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COVID-19: arranging or attending a funeral or commemorative event, PHE/DHSC (updated 5th July 2021)
Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral or commemorative event during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 5 July 2021 Updated guidance to remove information relating to legal restrictions prior to 21 June. 30 June 2021 Added translations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care settings, DHSC (updated 5th July 2021)
Outlines the COVID-19 testing available for testing staff, residents and visitors for all adult social care settings. 5 July 2021 Updated'COVID-19 testing available for adult social care in England: a summary'to reflect that policy for responding to the Delta variant (first identified in India) in care homes has now changed. As has been the case for the Alpha variant (first identified in Kent) cases since May 2021, for outbreaks involving the Delta variant, end of outbreak testing can now be undertaken 14 days (previously 28) after the most recent positive case. All positive cases should be treated as the Delta varian...
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Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, DHSC ( updated 6th July 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. 6 July 2021 Updated the general list of providers. 5 July 2021 Updated the general list of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Tackling obesity: the role of the NHS in a whole-system approach
This briefing explores the role of the NHS in tackling obesity, focusing on how the NHS can work with local partners and engage with communities to deliver targeted interventions to treat and prevent obesity. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Learning from crisis: building resilient systems to combat future pandemics, The Lancet
This lecture, delivered to the Academy of Medical Sciences on Nov 2, 2020, examined the threat of future pandemics in the light of COVID-19, reviewing how to prepare, how to build resilient health systems, and what we can learn from coronavirus to combat pandemics of the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2020 to 2021: evaluation reports, PHE (updated 5th July 2021)
This report evaluates the seventh year of the shingles vaccination programme which offers the shingles vaccine to those turning 70 and 78 years old respectively. Adults remain eligible until their 80th birthday. 5 July 2021 Updated main report. 21 June 2021 Updated report to correct an error in data from one GP IT supplier. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Hospital discharge and community support: policy and operating model, DHSC (updated 5th July 2021)
Sets out how health and care systems should support the safe and timely discharge of people who no longer need to stay in hospital. 5 July 2021'Hospital discharge service: policy and operating model'has been replaced with'Hospital discharge and community support: policy and operating model'. The guidance has been restructured throughout, with changes to the following sections: in section 3 (discharge to assess arrangements), more detail has been added to define the 4 discharge pathways; section 6 (finance support and funding flows) has been updated to include information about financial requirements, first published on t...
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Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19, NHS England (updated 2nd July 2021)
Asymptomatic staff testing is a core component of our Infection Prevention and Control guidance, which all organisations have a duty to adhere to. Continued efforts are required to keep staff and patients safe from potential transmission of COVID-19 in healthcare settings, and other places where care is provided, by ensuring that all staff continue to participate in this important programme. The standard procedure (published 2 July) provides guidance on how lateral flow testing for asymptomatic testing for staff should be implemented and reported. The supporting frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents (published 2 July)...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information, DHSC ( updated 2nd July 2021)
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. 2 July 2021Updated'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'and'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read'to remove some data processors, to add security information on data processes, and to add information on international data transfer and on automated decision making. 20 May 2021Updated information about calling 119 if you have difficulties accessing the online system. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants, DHSC (updated 2nd July 2021)
How'surge testing'and genomic sequencing are being used in locations in England where coronavirus (COVID-19) variants have been identified. 2 July 2021Removed Bracknell Forest Council (targeted areas) and Surrey County Council (targeted areas in Reigate and Banstead) from the list of locations using surge testing. 30 June 2021Updated information on getting a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms. Added recommendation to get a test even if symptoms are mild. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, DHSC (updated 5th July 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. 5 July 2021Updated the general list of providers. 2 July 2021Updated the general list of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Persistent symptoms following SARS-CoV-2 infection in a random community sample of 508,707 people, Imperial College London
Random samples of the population between September 2020 and February 2021 found that nearly 27,000 (around 6%) reported experiencing at least one of 29 symptoms linked with COVID-19 for 12 weeks or more. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Green Book chapter on COVID-19 (chapter 14a) , PHE (updated 1st July 2021)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals. 1 July 2021Updated with clarification around the schedule following the emergence of Delta variant, advice on cautions and contraindications, and co-administration advice. More evidence also added on vaccine effectiveness and mixed schedules. 7 May 2021Updated to include additional i nformation on the eligibility and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report - Week 26, PHE
The latest weekly update includes new tabulated information on vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation (Alpha variant) and against mortality, including estimates for effectiveness after one or two doses of both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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NHS COVID Pass, NHS Digital
NHS Digital has produced this guide for general practice to provide up to date information on the NHS COVID Pass service and what to do if a registered patient contacts them about incorrect information in their health record. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19) , SAGE (updated 2nd July 2021)
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). 2 July 2021 We've added 2 new papers under February and June and published an SPI-M-O consensus statement that was considered during a week in which no SAGE was held. 18 June 2021We've added 1 new paper under May and 3 under June. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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The R value and growth rate, DHSC and SAGE (updated 2nd July 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 2 July 2021The R range for England is 1.1 to 1.3 and the growth rate range for England is +2% to +5% per day as of 2 July 2021. 25 June 2021The R range for England is 1.2 to 1.4 and the growth rate range for England is +3% to +5% per day as of 25 June 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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