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Coronavirus: US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing – BBC News

The CDC caused controversy in August by saying that anyone without symptoms should not be tested.

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The US has had nearly seven million confirmed Covid-19 cases
US health officials have rowed back on controversial advice issued last month that said people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says anyone in close contact with a known infected person should take a test.
Friday’s “clarification” returns the CDC’s stance on testing to its previous guidance, before the August alterati…

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South Yorkshire poised to move to Tier 3 lockdown with announcement today – Mirror Online

Leisure centre classes and casinos must also close as 1.4million people in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield follow Liverpool City Region, Lancashire,…

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South Yorkshire will be plunged into Tier 3 lockdown from 12.01am on Saturday with pubs and bars forced to shut.
Another 1.4million people will be lashed with the harshest restrictions after the news was confirmed today by Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis.
It affects the council areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, Mr Jarvis told MPs.
As in all Tier 3 areas, pubs and bars must shut unless they can operate as a restaurant serving “substantial” meals.
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Liverpool hospital covid patients ‘expected to pass April peak’ today – Liverpool Echo

It comes after a further 21 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Liverpool City Region

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The number of coronavirus patients in Liverpool’s University Hospitals is expected to pass the April peak on Wednesday.
Professor Stephen Powis made the statement at the latest press briefing in Downing Street on Tuesday evening as cases and deaths continue to rise in Merseyside.
Speaking alongside the prime minster, Prof Powis said: “I expect that Liverpool University Hospitals will have more patients by tomorrow with Covid in their hospitals than they had at the peak in April.”
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Heatmap reveals where Covid-19 is spreading fastest as calls for circuit-breaker lockdown refused – Chronicle Live

Harsher measures are needed in areas where the virus is ‘out of control’, health boss warns

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This new heatmap shows the areas where coronavirus is spreading fastest across the country.
A set of graphs, presented at a press briefing on Tuesday, revealed that parts of the North West, North East and Midlands were experiencing the fastest growth in the virus.
It came as Greater Manchester was forced into Tier 3 – meaning businesses will be forced to close and people will be banned from mixing with other households – after talks between local leaders and Westminster broke down.
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