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Teesside medics warn surge in coronavirus cases is ‘warning light’ in fight against virus – Teesside Live

Health care professionals are urging everyone to take action and follow Government guidance

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Coronavirus infection rates, cases, and deaths for all parts of Wales on Monday, October 19 – Wales Online

More than 600 new cases as well as one further death have been confirmed on the day a 17-day ‘fire-break’ national lockdown for Wales was announced by the First…

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One more person has died in Wales after testing positive for coronavirus and more than 600 new positive cases have been recorded.
Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Monday, October 19, show that 620 positive cases have been logged from labs in the last 24 hours, a significant drop on the 950 recorded on Sunday.
The NHS body also confirmed that one more person had died to bring the overall death toll since the pandemic began to 1,712.
Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil remain the loca…

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Parts of Warwickshire have a coronavirus rate over 100 – Coventry Live

A plea to act now to avoid a local lockdown has been made by local health bosses as Warwickshire teeters on Tier 2 levels

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Households who continue to flout coronavirus rules across Warwickshire are being urged to act now to avoid a local lockdown.
Dr Shade Agboola, Warwickshire County Council Director of Public Health, is strongly advising that residents do not mix indoors with anyone they do not live with, except for close friends or family who are part of their support bubble.
She said that there has been a continued rise in coronavirus cases across the county due to household transmission over the last two week…

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Flu vaccine: NI to ‘pause’ vaccination programme for under-65s – BBC News

The Public Health Agency says that ‘phenomenal demand’ has put pressure on stocks.

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There will be a pause on giving the flu vaccine to people under 65 in Northern Ireland until more stock is received, the Public Health Agency has said.
It said that following “phenomenal” demand, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK was “now reaching full uptake of the allocated stock”.
The agency added that there was a “worldwide issue” with supply.
It advised patients that it will take “a number of weeks” for more vaccine doses to be delivered and distributed.
Dr Gerry Waldron from the…

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