I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest


as per 5 th November 2021

since LOCKDOWN UK started

Total Virus Tests (daily) 1,020,990 Positive tests (daily) 37,269 Mortalities: 164,491 UK Deaths (daily) 214 People vaccinated- 1st dose 50,112,925 (as of 04 November 2021) - 2nd dose 45,770,452 - 3rd dose 9,012,676 Worcestershire cases 73,059 Worcestershire deaths 873 Wyre Forest cases 12,705 Worcester City cases 12,541 Wolverhampton cases 42,775 Sandwell cases 56,636 Dudley cases 49,617 Birmingham cases 175,165 The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
DAY 586

5 deaths in 1 week

In the week up to 22 nd October, five people died of Covid in Worcestershire _ in hospitals_ one person from Wyre Forest two people from Wychavon in Care Homes_ one person in Bromsgrove one person in Malvern Hills No-one died from Covid either at home or in a hospice. New infections have fallen by a quarter in W.F. more recently.

Covid throws England’s Rugby Union plans into turmoil

Owen Farrell is a major doubt for England’s opening autumn Test match against Tonga at Twickenham on Saturday 6th Nov. after testing positive for Covid-19 and is now isolating and waiting to discover the outcome of his latest batch of tests in the hope his sample was a false- positive. The England captain, who had been due to win his 100th Test cap, has now been placed in isolation, missing the captain's run. “Owen's in isolation. We're going through the normal protocols. He's fine. We're just waiting to see what happens next. We're already testing and will go through the protocols. Hopefully he'll be good to play for us, but at this point we'll just have to wait and see,” said Richard Cockerill, England’s forward coach, still hopeful that Farrell would be available to play.

If you don’t like injections .. why not EAT you way to good health ?

Best foods for the immune system Broccoli Rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as containing a number of antioxidants like sulforaphane (meant to be good for heart health and digestion). Readily available all year round, it is perhaps one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get extra vitamins into your diet. Treat it with care, though – the more you cook it, the less nutritious it will be. Lightly steam, boil or microwave it to lock in its immune-boosting properties. Ever thought of trying it with blood orange hollandaise ? Red Peppers Containing three times the amount of vitamin C as citrus (and there’s not a lot of people know that !) ; in fact, it might surprise you to know that they are the most vitamin C-dense of any fruit or vegetable, as well as being a great source of beta-cerotene (which the body converts into vitamin A). Interestingly, red peppers have 11 times more beta-cerotene than green peppers, and one and a half times more vitamin C. So chose the RED ones. Why not eat them roast, with a preserved lemon salad ? (How ‘chef-ie’ is that ?) Blueberries They contain anthocyanin, a flavanoid with antioxidant properties that play an essential role in the respiratory tract immune system. Scatter some on top of your morning bowl of porridge, these cold mornings. Garlic Rich in vitamin B6, manganese, selenium and vitamin C, garlic has long been regarded as useful for helping to fight infections and viruses. Allicin, the sulphur-containing compound that gives it its distinctive smell and taste, has been proven to have antibacterial affects; crushing and bruising garlic cloves supposedly stimulates the production of allicin, however, cooking the cloves will inevitably inhibit some of its medicinal properties. For the “brave of heart”, consider starting the day with a ginger, garlic and lemon drink !! Spinach Favourite of cartoon characters, and rich in flavanoids, cerotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin E, and is believed to support the immune system and even help to fight some cancers. Other leafy greens such as cavolo nero, spring greens and kale have similar health benefits though the body can only absorb 5% of the Calcium it contains. Cook yourself PALAK PANEER and make it as ‘hot’ as you like ! Finally, in this list, have you come across Kefir ? Kefir The trendy fermented drink (better than yoghurt ?) known for its benefits to the ‘gut biome’ is also thought to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-allergenic effects. IN FACT, ITS SO ‘ANTI’ EVERYTHING THAT’S ‘BAD’, IT’S’GOOD’ ! Consume it regularly as a drink or with breakfast.


Belgium, Austria and Ireland's outbreaks of Covid overtake UK despite their having restrictions such as masks and vaccine passports … and cases are rising across Germany and rest of the continent … … while they fall in UK