Total Virus Tests (daily) 1,020,990Positive tests (daily) 37,269Mortalities: 164,491UK Deaths (daily) 214People vaccinated- 1st dose 50,112,925 (as of 04 November 2021)- 2nd dose 45,770,452 - 3rd dose 9,012,676Worcestershire cases73,059Worcestershire deaths873Wyre Forest cases12,705Worcester City cases12,541Wolverhampton cases 42,775Sandwell cases56,636Dudley cases49,617Birmingham cases175,165The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
5 deaths in 1 week
Intheweekupto22ndOctober,fivepeoplediedof Covid in Worcestershire _in hospitals_one person from Wyre Foresttwo people from Wychavonin Care Homes_one person in Bromsgroveone person in Malvern HillsNo-onediedfromCovideitherathomeorina hospice.NewinfectionshavefallenbyaquarterinW.F. more recently.
Covid throws England’s Rugby Union plans into turmoil
OwenFarrellisamajordoubtforEngland’sopeningautumnTestmatchagainstTongaatTwickenhamonSaturday6thNov.aftertesting positiveforCovid-19andisnowisolatingandwaitingtodiscovertheoutcomeofhislatestbatchoftestsinthehopehissamplewasafalse-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 systemBroccoliRichinvitaminsA,CandE,aswellascontaininganumberofantioxidantslikesulforaphane(meanttobegoodfor hearthealthanddigestion).Readilyavailableallyearround,itisperhapsoneofthecheapestandeasiestwaystoget 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 PeppersContainingthreetimestheamountofvitaminCascitrus(andthere’snotalotofpeopleknowthat!);infact,it mightsurpriseyoutoknowthattheyarethemostvitaminC-denseofanyfruitorvegetable,aswellasbeinga great source of beta-cerotene (which the body converts into vitamin A). Interestingly,redpeppershave11timesmorebeta-cerotenethangreenpeppers,andoneandahalftimes more vitamin C. So chose the RED ones.Why not eat them roast, with a preserved lemon salad ? (How ‘chef-ie’ is that ?)BlueberriesThey 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.GarlicRich 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 !!SpinachFavourite 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 benefitsthough 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 ?KefirThe 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.
GOOD HEALTH !
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