Are we entering a second wave of coronavirus locally?
Britain, according to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is entering a second wave of coronavirus. Scientists have expressed fears the death toll could be as high as in the first spike without a rapid change in public behaviour.
But here in our district – Folkestone & Hythe, what is the reality?
According to the Office of National Statistics the first covid-19 related deaths, in our district, happened in week 14 – March 30th – April 5th 2020. There have been no deaths from Covid-19 deaths in our district since week 34 – August 17th – August 23, 2020.
There have been 149 deaths in total from covid-19 in our district to date. Our heart goes out to everyone who has lost a love one.
Back in May, we asked if a second wave was inevitable. In that post we predicted:
“the real second wave will not begin until very late August, early September which coincides with the rise of the flu season.”
It would appear there is no significant increase of those testing positive in our district, but as the Shepway Vox Team say, we must not become complacent.Thank’s for another excellent appraisal of the facts, much appreciated..