Data Sources for COVID-19 Analysis in England

Since the early Number 10 Downing Street press conferences, the data available to analyze the progression of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK has become somewhat fragmented. This is an overview of the major sources of data. coronavirus.data.gov.uk This shows data for testing, cases, healthcare, and deaths, updated daily. More detail is shown on each …

Total (Cumulative) Deaths from COVID-19 to 7 July 2020

I have analyzed the death data from coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk and produced the maps below. These are for total deaths since the beginning of the epidemic (not total cases and not current deaths). Leicester (currently locked down with a large number of cases) does not have a relatively high number of deaths. Areas that are dark green …

Searchable SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) Minutes on COVID-19

The early minutes of SAGE (the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) were searchable: However, later minutes are not. So, if you are searching for, say "asymptomatic transmission", you won't find anything. Which is odd, beacuase the SAGE meeting where this was first mooted, on 28 January, is searchable (the documents listed do not link to …

COVID-19 Deaths by Population at 6 July 2020

Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population as at 6 July 2020 Zoomed in to London coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk has just released death totals per local authority. We can divide these by the population to get deaths per 100,000 population up to 5 July 2020. These data and the analysis is provisional and may be updated. Group 1: …

Commentary on COVID-19 cases in Leicester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5MLUw1CMsw Leicester went into lockdown in early July, with the Statutory Instrument setting out these restrictions published on 3 July (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020) just before the loosening of restrictions elsewhere in the country. Public Health England has published an analysis of what is known about the Leiecester outbreak. Diagrams are …

Thinking of Drinking?

The pubs open on Saturday in England, allowing people to mix in confined spaces and potentially transmit COVID-19. In Friday's Number 10 briefing, the Chief Medical Officer said"The biggest risks are when lots of people from completely different households are brought together in close proximity indoors. And whether that's in a pub or a cricket …

Top Local Authorities for COVID-19 Positive Tests

Public Health England have tonight (2 July 2020) released data for the total number of people who have positive COVID-19 results at a local authority level. The data is at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/#category=utlas&map=rate. Critically, these include both Pillar 1 (NHS and PHE labs) and Pillar 2 (NHS Test & Trace commercial labs) data. Here are the cumulative …

Which English city could be next for a Leicester-like lockdown? 2 July New Analysis

Public Health England has today released the second tranche of data for COVID tests. This is the most comprehensive data we have for tests as it includes Pillar 1 tests (those conducted by PHE and NHS hospitals) and Pillar 2 tests (those conducted by private companies under NHS Test and Trace). Some journalists had been …

Locations of High COVID Activity (Week 26 Data) – Where could the next Leicester-like lockdown be?

In the week 26 Public Health England surveillance report, this map was produced. PHE Surveillance Report 25 June Figure 9: Weekly rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population tested under Pillar 1 and 2, by upper-tier local authority, England (box shows enlarged maps of London area) Leicester is subject to a local 'lockdown', but what …

The Lack of COVID Data: And Why It’s A Problem

Following the local 'lockdown' in Leicester, lots of people - including newspaper editors - are anxious to answer the question 'are we next?'. The lack of reliable Government data poses two problems: firstly, making towns look worse than they are; and secondly making people question why they are in Lockdown. Data in the UK is …