The ministers will decide on Wednesday if Tassid could come down to Tier 2 in its Covid-19 warning level system.
While a formal formal announcement is not expected by the government until Thursday morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a meeting with UK nation experts and leaders on Wednesday morning.
Tory MPs on Tassid have lobbied the health secretary for our region to go below Tier 3 – the highest level of local lockdown – which will allow businesses such as pubs and rest restaurants to reopen.
However, Labor MPs believe that the infection rate – which has fallen sharply towards the end of the last national lockout – is still very high.
And health experts are already worried about its impact that the Christmas ‘bubbles’ – which ease restrictions on meeting up to three indoors – will have an impact on new cases in the new year.
The University Hospital Spital North of North Tees in Stockton is treating twice as many covid patients as the first wave of epidemics, while non-covid operations continue to provide operation and care.
The Department of Health and Social Care always maintains that it considers many factors when deciding on local lockdown restrictions – not just the infection rate.
But with local infections in parts of the region, many hope the ban will be eased.
And Boris Johnson will also discuss Christmas plans – after fears that a five-day waiver ban could lead to new cases and a wave of deaths in the new year.
Prime Minister Labor leader Kir Starr is facing a call to call an emergency meeting of the Cobra Committee to discuss any changes.
A spokesman for the prime minister confirmed on Tuesday that the plans were always under review, after two leading health journals expressed their concerns about the current plan.
In order to give the most accurate picture of the local spread, over a period of seven days, the infection rate is expressed per 100,000 population.
Of course, boroughs can have more than 100,000 people – so statistics are standard by dividing the seven-day count by each population and multiplying by 100,000.
As positive test results can take a few days to calculate and add to the total, the infection rate is always based on data from two or three days in advance.
In the seven days to December 13, the rates were:
- Hartlepool – 221
- Middlesbrough – 204.3
- Stockton – 169.8
- Redcar and Cleveland – 139.3
In Redcar and Cleveland, rates have remained stable – a slight drop from 140 cases per 100,000 on December 8.
In Hartappul, the rate dropped slightly but went back to 221 – exactly what it was on December 8th.
Middlesbrough’s rate has risen to 193.6 from that date, and Stockton’s number is also 142.9.
What things look like when the downdown is over
During November, with the start of the second national lockdown, infection rates rose to their highest record levels on TCDs – although it was expected to be higher in March before the covid test became widely available – there were 400 to 500 cases per 100,000 in each borough. .
But as the weeks went by, that rate dropped sharply.
The day TSID left the national lockdown and entered Tier 3, the rates were:
- Hartlepool – 242
- Middlesbrough – 173
- Stockton – 176.1
- Redcar and Cleveland – 129.20
Therefore, while tire rules – which prohibit indoor or indoor seating in private gardens, and guarantee bars and restaurants – are not responsible for a dramatic further reduction in infection rates in a fortnight or so have remained in place, rates remain unchanged . Fixed.
What happens next
It is understood that the decision to move any sector to a new level is being taken this morning, and will not be officially confirmed on Wednesday, we will find out sooner than the official formal announcement of the government on Thursday, December 17th.
Any changes are expected on Saturday, December 19th.
A review was conducted early in London due to the boom in the Covid case, in which the capital was moved to Tier 3.
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