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Two more Covid-19 deaths as Bridgend becomes latest county on lockdown watch | ITV News – ITV News

Public Health Wales said there has been a sharp increase of cases within the borough of Bridgend over the last seven days.

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A further two people have died with Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Wales to 1,603.
It comes after Public Health Wales warned more areas of the country are being closely monitored as they experience a surge in cases.
There has been a steep rise in the number of cases in the county of Bridgend, as well as recent outbreaks in Merthyr Tydfil andNewport counties.
The county councils have temporarily banned visits to care homes as part of their measures to stop the spread of coron…

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Autistic girls going undiagnosed due to ‘camouflaging’ behaviour, study claims – The Guardian

Researchers say better awareness needed so females with autism get right support

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Girls with autism are not being diagnosed because they are adept at camouflaging their behaviour in an effort to try to fit in, according to a new study.
Autism is diagnosed in 1% of the population and a diagnosis is made more often and earlier in boys, with a reported ratio of four males to every female, according to the paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The study explores how autism may manifest differently between sexes, with females who have autistic tra…

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Covid-19 vaccine ‘unlikely’ before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor – Mirror Online

He also warned that that in future, treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu – so the virus will be with us for some time

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A coronavirus vaccine may not be in place until the Spring of next year, and even that may stop it completely, the Governments chief scientific adviser has warned.
Sir Patrick Vallance has said it is unlikely that a coronavirus vaccine will stop the disease completely.
Giving evidence to the joint Commons and Lords National Security Strategy Committee, Sir Patrick said that only one disease smallpox had ever been completely eradicated.
And in an admission that will break the spirits of many…

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Nottingham Covid cases rising among older age groups, public health boss says – Nottinghamshire Live

There have also been increases in the number of COVID-related hospital admissions

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The number of positive COVID cases in the city has turned a corner and is now coming down overall but there is still a long way to go, according to the director of public health.
Nottingham remains the worst-affected part of the UK, she said, and that there were now increases among older parts of the population.
Further, she said there was also additional numbers coming into the citys hospitals.
It comes as the University of Nottingham said cases there had decreased sharply, falling by 59 per…

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