London Covid: South African variant in Ealing latest update

Greater than 9,000 assessments have been accomplished by Hanwell and West Ealing residents as a part of a drive to learn how far the South African variant of coronavirus has unfold within the space.

As of Friday, February 19, council chief Julian Bell confirmed the progress of the mass testing train, which started on February 1, aiming to check 10,000 folks dwelling and dealing in components of the W7 and W13 postcodes.

In a council assertion earlier on Friday, a breakdown confirmed of 8,968 assessments accomplished thus far, 5,952 had been carried out by house testing kits given out by the council’s groups, 2,281 folks had used the cellular testing web site at Dean Gardens Automotive Park and 735 folks had carried out assessments at native colleges, nurseries and shared lodging.

And in an announcement cllr Bell mentioned: “Because the pandemic began, the folks of Ealing have proven time and time once more their superb group spirit. I wish to thank everybody who took a take a look at for persevering with to do their bit to maintain Ealing protected from this lethal virus.”

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And talking in his weekly video, he added: “Any samples discovered to be constructive for coronavirus by NHS Take a look at and Hint have been despatched off for additional evaluation to find out which pressure of the virus these folks had.

“The council is awaiting affirmation of the outcomes of this additional testing by NHS Take a look at and Hint and Public Well being England…Individuals discovered to have the South African variant might be contacted by Public Well being England a few weeks after they took their take a look at.”

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The video replace additionally knowledgeable viewers that the speed of circumstances within the borough was 180 per 100,000 of the inhabitants within the week ending February 14 – a 38 per cent drop from the earlier week.

However he added: “We nonetheless nonetheless have the very best variety of circumstances in London and are properly above the nationwide common. Throughout the borough we proceed to see the very best case charges in Southall and Greenford.

“There have been sadly 32 Covid-19 associated deaths in Ealing through the week January 30 to February 5.”

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