Update from Public Health England for 11 May 2020

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Please see the update below from Public Health England for 11 May.


It includes a link to the Government’s new Staying Alert and Safe guidance and publicity material and a link to FAQs with advice on what people can and cannot do when the new changes come into effect on Wednesday 13 May.


  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that, as of 9am on 11 May, there have been 1,921,770 tests. There were 100,490, tests on 10 May.  1,400,107 people have been tested and 223,060 tested positive. As of 5pm on 10 May, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 32,065 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals. The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 26,797. DHSC update this page on a daily basis each afternoon with the latest figures. (At time of writing, GOV.UK page not yet updated with 11 May stats).


  • The PHE dashboard, which can be found here on gov.uk. Our daily reporting includes deaths that have occurred in all settings where there has been a positive COVID-19 test, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.  The report also includes case rates per 100,000 resident population at lower tier local authority level. A technical summary is available here.





  • DHSC  has issued a press release advising the public to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces which can be found here



  • Stay Alert To Stay Safe