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Ten cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Gloucestershire

Published
16.03.2020

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed there are now ten cases of Covid-19 in the county.

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The details are as follows:

  • Three in the Cotswolds area
  • Three in the Cheltenham area
  • Two in the Tewkesbury area
  • One in the Gloucester area
  • One in the Stroud area
  • There remain no confirmed cases in the Forest of Dean area

To respect patient confidentiality, no further details about the individuals will be provided.

Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health said: “I want to reassure everyone that, with our partners, we are doing everything we can to make sure the county is as prepared and resilient as possible.

“But it is important to be clear - we can’t do this alone, everyone needs to help where the can - check on your neighbours, especially those who are more vulnerable, to see if they need any support, reassurance or just a chat to help make sure they don’t become isolated. It’s a small thing but will have a big, positive impact.”

In most cases, Covid-19 is mild but everyone should remain vigilant and carry on with good washing of hands and related personal hygiene measures, which include:

  • Giving your hands a good wash with soap and water is the most effective action you can take (but hand gels can be a good substitute).
  • Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing is also important – use a tissue rather your hands and then throw it away.  
  • It is good general practice to use cleaning wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc. the once over on a regular basis. 

Keep up to date with information and advice on 111.nhs.uk.   

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