Latest data and analysis related to COVID-19 in Gloucestershire
Catch up on the latest data and analysis related to COVID-19 in Gloucestershire.
COVID19 intelligence is important to ensure we understand the direct and indirect impact of COVID19 on the population of Gloucestershire.
Given changes to eligibility for testing and the government’s change in approach to ‘Living with COVID’ from 1st April 2022, the covid case numbers and rates for specimen dates after this date will no longer represent the population nor be comparable to any cases or testing which occurred before this date. The case number, case rates and testing numbers from the 1st April onwards will reflect only those populations which are eligible for testing (and for which the test can be logged on the government website), and therefore we urge caution with these figures.
For information please find a link to the national dashboard here, however do bear the information above in mind.
The dashboard includes information about total cases and rates per 100,000 populations by nation, region, Upper Tier Local Authority (such as Gloucestershire) and Lower Tier Local Authority (such as districts). The interactive map shows rates or numbers of cases in each area over the last 7 days. When rates are shown, the density of the colour indicates how high the rate is: darker colours mean higher rates. Selecting an area on the map highlights the area in the table to the left.
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About the data
These figures are from tests carried out in UKHSA/NHS (Pillar 1) and other testing routes, such as mobile labs (Pillar 2) as well as LFT's.
COVID-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and sending these specimens to laboratories around the UK to be tested. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a lab-confirmed case. This data refers to tests carried out under Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing.
Data may be subject to delays in case confirmation and reporting, as well as ongoing data cleaning .Data is based on the date of specimen rather than the result of the test.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, those who have recovered and those who have died.
From 31 January 2022, UKHSA COVID-19 case reporting has changed to an episode-based definition which includes possible reinfections. Infection episodes will be counted separately if there are at least 90 days between positive test results. Each episode begins with the earliest positive specimen date. If someone has another positive specimen within 90 days of the last one, this is included in the same episode. If they have another positive specimen more than 90 days after the last one, this is counted in a separate episode (a possible reinfection episode).
The different Nations, Regions, UTLAs and LTLAs vary enormously in population size. Areas with larger populations will tend to have more cases than those with smaller populations. To account for the different population sizes, rates are calculated. The count for each area is divided by the total population and multiplied by 100,000. Populations are the 2018 Mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
The rates are easier to compare than the raw counts, but they do not take into account other factors that may affect the numbers of cases, such as the age of the population or the amount of testing carried out.
The government vaccination dashboard provides the latest information on vaccinations within Gloucestershire.
You can find out the latest vaccination uptake in your area by using the Department of Health and Social Care’s interactive vaccination map.
- Gloucestershire County Council's COVID-19 Information and Advice
- COVID-19 Symptom Study (ZOE) App - This provides data at district level taken from the COVID-19 Symptom Study (ZOE) App produced and maintained by Kings College London
GOV.UK Coronavirus COVID-19 dashboard links
UK case rate map (zoom to see more in depth geographies): Interactive map of cases | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
Gloucestershire specific links:
- Cases in Gloucestershire: Cases in Gloucestershire | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
- Testing in Gloucestershire: Testing in Gloucestershire | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
- Vaccinations: Vaccinations in Gloucestershire | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
- Deaths: Deaths in Gloucestershire | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
- Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust: Healthcare in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
- Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Healthcare in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)
Data on each of the above pages can be filtered to view data for any area (e.g. Local Authority), region (e.g. South West), or Nation (e.g. England) as well as providing data on the UK as a whole.
Further data sources – winter monitoring:
- National Flu and COVID surveillance report: National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports: 2021 to 2022 season - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- National Norovirus and rotavirus bulleting: National norovirus and rotavirus bulletins 2021 to 2022: management information - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Further data sources: variant monitoring:
- SARS-CoV-2 routine variant data update in England report : Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants: routine variant data update - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Wellcome Sanger Institute COVID–19 Genomic Surveillance: Lineages (raw) | COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance – Wellcome Sanger Institute