Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology, DHSC (updated 21st August 2020)
Information on the data sources and methodology used to provide the daily statistics on coronavirus testing. 21 August 2020 Updated to reflect that the page'Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics'is no longer updated with daily statistics. 12 August 2020 Changes have been made to reflect a historic adjustment of 1,308,071 tests being removed from the'tests made available'metric. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass. Coronavirus Dashboard Won ’ t Be Updated Sunday Due To Planned System Upgrade
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will not be releasing its daily coronavirus dashboard on Sunday as it completes a planned system upgrade. Normally, coronavirus statistics are released around 4 p.m. each day. Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders said last week the data systems portal is being moved from a DPH server to the Amazon Web Services Cloud, which will help handle “dramatic increases in anticipated testing volume.” Sudders said the change is important with a higher volume of coronavirus testing expected as students return to Massachusetts colleges and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

There Really Is A Covid Therapy That Works. It ’s Called Leronlimab.
What if COVID-19 was just a bad cold? An underdog Covid-19 therapeutic, following statistically significant trial results, is set to change the course of the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Landstreet, Contributor Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Why do Covid fatalities remain low when infection numbers are rising?
While some scientists believe the virus has become less deadly, others look at the factors that suggest otherwiseAre Covid-19 death rates decreasing?Most statistics indicate that although cases of Covid-19 are rising in many parts of Europe and the United States, the number of deaths and cases of severe complications remain relatively low. For example, patients on ventilators have dropped from 3,000 at the epidemic ’s peak in Britain to 70. At the same time, the number of cases in the UK have begun to rise in many areas.Why lies behind this trend?Doctors are unsure exactly what is going on. Some suggest that medical ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news UK news US news Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 21st August 2020)
Of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,405 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. (Daily deaths in all settings: 2). 323,313 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is England's Covid-19 outbreak finally shrinking for good? ONS estimates 2,400 new cases a day
The Office for National Statistics estimates 2,400 people are contracting the disease every day in England, down 37 per cent from the 3,800 the previous week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus is now the EIGHTH biggest killer and four times as many people are dying from dementia
Office for National Statistics data released today show that 1,320 people in England had the virus mentioned on their death certificate in July, roughly 21 people per 100,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review of children's physical activity patterns: concept, operational definitions, instruments, statistical analyses, and health implications - Gomes TN, Katzmarzyk PT, Pereira S, Thuany M, Standage M, Maia J.
Despite the widespread use of the expression "physical activity pattern" (PAP), there apparently is no general consensus regarding its definition. This systematic review aimed to examine available research focussing on (1) definitions of PAP, (2) instrumen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Triaged treatment-based conventional weapon combat wound classification code design and injury spectrum statistical analysis - Peng B, Liu S, Xu L, He Z.
INTRODUCTION: We create an expandable combat wound classification coding system and a stratified standardized combat wound injury spectrum to support triage according to the treatment echelon and to provide the basis for the rapid and efficient classificat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

QuickStats: Death Rates from Stroke Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex and Age Group - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018
This report describes death rates from stroke among persons aged ≥65 years by sex and age. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Data & Stats MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Death Rates Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 20th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 19 August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,403 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. (Daily deaths in all settings: 6). As of 9am on 20 August, 322,280 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Oldham shouldn't go into Lockdown, CEBM
Data from the 2 External 0 0 0 Digital.nhs.uk   false https://digital.nhs.uk/dashboards/progression-full-width true false%>– Progression dashboard is more up to date. It shows Oldham at the top of the dashboard with 70.5 cases per 100k for the week of the 11th to the 17th August. Looking at it another way the numbers mean that 0.0007 of the Oldham population has had SARs-CoV-2 RNA detected from a swab in the last wee k – a tiny fraction of the population. We consider that lockdown measures should be predicated on the impact of the disease. NHS England's 2 External 0 0 0 COVID-19 data   false...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model-Informed Drug Development Pilot Program
FDA is conducting a MIDD Pilot Program to facilitate the development and application of exposure-based, biological, and statistical models derived from preclinical and clinical data sources, referred to as MIDD approaches. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

New research finds association between COVID-19 hospital use and mortality
(University of Minnesota) Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Washington found a statistical relationship between the number of hospital beds (ICU and non-ICU) occupied by COVID-19 patients in a state and reported mortality. Published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, this research is believed to be the first to use actual, state-level data to examine this association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The increase in Deaths in the Home Setting: ONS Update: August 18th 2020, CEBM
The 2 External 0 0 0 Office For National Statistics false https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/latest true false%> data on Registered deaths in England and Wales in the week ending the 7th of August 2020 (Week 32) showed there were 8,945 deaths. (152 mentioned COVID-19 on the certificate. 157 deaths fewer than the five-year average – the eighth week in a row that deaths have been below average. The number of deaths in care homes and hospitals has been well below the five-year average, however, the number in ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 19th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 18 August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,396 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. (Daily deaths in all settings: 16) As of 9am on 19 August, 321,098 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Population Health Statistics Bound To Change Because Of Covid-19
2020 has been a year of accelerating change - the rapid adoption and expansion of telehealth tools is proof of that. Will 2021 be the year that progress toward population health breaks out of its recent rut? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

Up to 150,000 people will be regularly tested for coronavirus by October
Health Secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement early this morning and revealed that the Office for National Statistics is aiming to eventually include 400,000 people in the survey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 18th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 17th August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,380 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. (Daily deaths in all settings: 11) As of 9am on 18th August, 320,286 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian Brits are up to FIVE times more likely to catch coronavirus than white people
An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report released today revealed seven out of 1,510 Brits identifying as Asian swabbed positive for Covid-19 - a rate of around 0.46 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths fall to ANOTHER low: Flu and pneumonia is now killing six times more people
Latest data from the Office for National Statistics revealed flu and pneumonia killed 1,013 people in England and Wales in the week up to August 7, compared to 152 Covid-19 victims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression rates have DOUBLED since coronavirus hit Britain
The Office for National Statistics found 9.7 per cent of adults were depressed between July last year and March. The figure had risen to 19.2 per cent when the same group was assessed in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning unearths signature of slow-slip quake origins in seismic data
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Combing through historical seismic data, researchers using a machine learning model have unearthed distinct statistical features marking the formative stage of slow-slip ruptures in the earth's crust months before tremor or GPS data detected a slip in the tectonic plates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A closer look: medical conditions that mimic physical abuse - Ngo V.
The US Department of Health and Human Services statistics indicate that cases of child maltreatment are rising. This can be an extra burden on an already strained health care system. Although a call to child protective service may be warranted, a thorough ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Early warning scores used in hospitals must be based on sound science, NIHR (published 14th August 2020)
An expert commentary is provided on a review that found many early warning scores are based on flawed research. NEWS 2, endorsed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is a modification of the original NEWS; the study found the latter was not derived using robust statistical methods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 17th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 16th August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,369 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test (daily deaths in all settings: 3). As of 9am on 17th August, 319,197 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistical and machine-learning methods for clearance time prediction of road incidents: A methodology review - Tang J, Zheng L, Han C, Yin W, Zhang Y, Zou Y, Huang H.
Accurate clearance time prediction for road incident would be helpful to evaluate the incident impacting range and provide route guiding strategy according to the predicted results, and thus reduce the travel delays caused by incidents. Currently, a number... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mortality after falls in Amsterdam; data from a retrospective cross sectional study - Hakkenbrak NAG, Zuidema WP, Rikken QGH, Halm JA, Dorn T, Reijnders UJL, Giannakopoulos GF.
Introduction Annually, approximately 3600 people decease as a result of a fall in the Netherlands, according to the Statistics Netherlands. The aim of this study is to evaluate the demographic parameters, fall characteristics and resulting injury patterns... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases stable across most of England
A survey by the Office for National Statistics suggests fewer than 0.05% of the population has the virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Crime Levels Decrease During Lockdown
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa was a much safer place to live in during the first quarter of 2020/2021, as crime statistics show major decreases in all crime categories when compared to the same period last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lupin Presents Phase 3 Data for Solosec(R) (secnidazole) Demonstrating Significant Response Rate in Female Patients with Trichomoniasis
Results presented at the 2020 Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics & Gynecology (IDSOG) Virtual Annual Meeting Single-dose treatment with Solosec® resulted in a highly statistically significant response rate, or microbiological cure, in 92-95%... Biopharmaceuticals Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Solosec, secnidazole, trichomoniasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study of work zone traffic safety under adverse driving conditions with a microscopic traffic simulation approach - Hou G, Chen S.
Work zone traffic safety under adverse weather conditions has been a serious concern for drivers and transportation agencies. Existing studies on work zone traffic safety with statistical approaches are limited by the availability of data from historical c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 13th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 12 August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,347 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. Due to technical issues, positive cases are not available today. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counties with higher proportion of Black residents have more COVID-19 cases, deaths
FINDINGSDrawing from  a large number of national datasets, UCLA researchers have found that counties across the United States  have 2.8% more COVID-19 cases and 2.9% moreCOVID-19 –relateddeaths for every 1.0percentage point increase in the population of Black residents.BACKGROUNDBy the end of May 2020, there were more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 infections and 100,000COVID-19 –relateddeaths in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. While previous studies have found a disproportionate number of cases and deaths in communities with a high proportion of racial and ethnic minorities, t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Comparing ICD-10 Codes With Electronic Medical Records Among Patients With COVID-19 Symptoms
(JAMA Network) The goal of this study was to compare International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)   codes with manual electronic medical records review in capturing symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath (dyspnea) among patients being tested for SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Test and Trace service reaches more than 250,000 people since launch
New NHS Test and Trace app begins trial phase, as latest statistics show the service is consistently reaching the majority of people testing positive and their contacts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 750,000; France reports over 2,600 new cases in 24 hours
Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; France sets new post-lockdown record forsecond day in a row; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 casesNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus live: latest news9.00pmBSTBolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health care system, which was already grappling with coronavirus as it continues to s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Utilization and impact of peer-support programs on police officers' mental health - Milliard B.
Police officer suicide rates hit an all-time high in the province of Ontario, Canada, in 2018. Sadly, this statistic is somewhat unsurprising, as research has shown that police officers suffer from higher rates of mental health disorder diagnoses compared ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why the U.S. Is Losing the War On COVID-19
It is a frightening time to live in the United States. COVID-19, a novel disease as ruthless as it is seemingly random, is picking us off by the thousands; even many of those who “recover” may never truly be the same again. The pandemic has exposed the gulf between what this country promises for its citizens and what it actually delivers. And as the U.S. barrels toward Election Day, the outbreak is sure to complicate the voting process, with potentially disastrous results. For a short time in the spring, it appeared the U.S. was getting a grip on its outbreak. Hard-hit states like New York successfully flattene...
Source: TIME: Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Why the U.S. Is Losing the War On COVID-19
It is a frightening time to live in the United States. COVID-19, a novel disease as ruthless as it is seemingly random, is picking us off by the thousands; even many of those who “recover” may never truly be the same again. The pandemic has exposed the gulf between what this country promises for its citizens and what it actually delivers. And as the U.S. barrels toward Election Day, the outbreak is sure to complicate the voting process, with potentially disastrous results. For a short time in the spring, it appeared the U.S. was getting a grip on its outbreak. Hard-hit states like New York successfully flattene...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Exclusive: Lockdown patch sees surge in ‘excess deaths’
The rate of “excess deaths” in Leicester and Leicestershire was significantly higher than anywhere else in England in the most recent five-week period, according to official statistics. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Black and Asian people may be more likely to die of Covid-19 because of POLLUTION
A report by the Office for National Statistics, looking at links between pollution and Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales, admitted it was 'inconclusive' and the link could work either way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics, DHSC/PHE (updated 12th August 2020)
As of 5pm on 11 August, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 41,329 have died across all settings within 28 days of that test. As of 9am on 12 August, 313,798 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile, 2018 - Conroy S, Burczycka M, Savage L.
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile is an annual report produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics under the Federal Family Violence Initiative. Since 1998, this report has provided current data on the nature and extent of family v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of simulated safety indicators with traffic crash data - Alonso B, Astarita V, dell ’Olio L, Giofrè VP, Guido G, Marino M, Sommario W, Vitale A.
The purpose of this document is to validate a new methodology useful for the estimation of road accidents resulting from possible driver distractions. This was possible through a statistical comparison made between real accident data between 2016 and 2018 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Death certificate errors in three teaching hospitals of Zahedan, southeast of Iran - Alipour J, Karimi A, Hayavi Haghighi MH, Hosseini Teshnizi S, Mehdipour Y.
Accurate completion of death certificates is of critical importance for public health policy and statistical purposes. In assessing 936 available death certificates, most contained one or more errors. Minor errors (e.g. absence of time intervals) were more... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Risk assessment of urban rainstorm disaster based on multi-layer weighted principal component analysis: a case study of Nanjing, China - Chen J, Ji J, Wang H, Deng M, Yu C.
Nanjing city is taken as a case in this urban rainstorm disaster risk research. Using the data of meteorology and social-economy statistics of Nanjing area, the paper selected ten indicators to establish the risk assessment system of urban rainstorm disast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Examining safety performance at sea: Malaysian seafarers' perspective - Chan SR, Hamid NA, Mohktar K.
The shipping industry plays a vital role in the Malaysian economy as most of the trading activities are done by ships. However, recent statistics show that the number of incidents within the shipping industry had risen over the years, and this involves los... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

How long was the honeymoon? Accelerated failure time model of spousal violence onset among women in sub-Saharan Africa - Akinyemi JO, Somefun O, Olamijuwon EO, De Wet N, Odimegwu CO.
In this study, we employed descriptive statistics, Kap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Study finds cancer mapping may solve puzzle of regional disease links
(Queensland University of Technology) New statistical analysis finds cancer mapping may help question regional disease links. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news