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Boris Johnson has a week to sort out test and trace or face ‘bleak winter’, warns shadow health secretary

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)

Boris Johnson has one week to sort out the test and trace system or consign Britain to a “very bleak winter” of rising coronavirus infection and possible lockdown restrictions, Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has warned.

Although the prime minister has promised to increase testing numbers to 500,000 daily by the end of October, Mr Ashworth warned that this would not be soon enough to deal with fast-rising demand which has seen many turned away or told to travel hundreds of miles at a time when infections are doubling every week.

And he said that, rather than increasing capacity, the key decisions Mr Johnson must make now are to move the system away from the private companies which have failed to hit the required 80 per cent contact-tracing level and into the hands of local public health teams, and also to provide

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Boris Johnson has a week to sort out test and trace or face ‘bleak winter’, warns shadow health secretary

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)

Boris Johnson has one week to sort out the test and trace system or consign Britain to a “very bleak winter” of rising coronavirus infection and possible lockdown restrictions, Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has warned.

Although the prime minister has promised to increase testing numbers to 500,000 daily by the end of October, Mr Ashworth warned that this would not be soon enough to deal with fast-rising demand which has seen many turned away or told to travel hundreds of miles at a time when infections are doubling every week.

And he said that, rather than increasing capacity, the key decisions Mr Johnson must make now are to move the system away from the private companies which have failed to hit the required 80 per cent contact-tracing level and into the hands of local public health teams, and also to provide

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B.C. unveils new test collection method for students, Ontario imposes more fines, restrictions for gatherings

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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September 17

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Positive cases highest in England since end of May, NHS Test and Trace shows

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The weekly number of positive Covid-19 cases in England in late August was the highest since the end of May, the latest data from NHS Test and Trace has revealed.

NHS Test and Trace said 6,732 new people tested positive for COVID-19 in England between 20 August and 26 August – an increase of 6 per cent in positive cases compared to the previous week.

It comes as Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, defended the Government’s coronavirus testing system saying it is working “well”, after suggestions that people are being directed to centres more than 100 miles away.

Mr Hancock said there are “operational challenges from time to time” with the regime, after a postcode analysis by the BBC showed some people are being told the closest available tests are hours from home.

The latest NHS Test and Trace figures also revealed the number

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Test shortage risks new outbreaks being missed, public health experts warn

Experts have warned that the rationing could mean that new outbreaks are missed. - PA
Experts have warned that the rationing could mean that new outbreaks are missed. – PA
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Prioritising coronavirus testing in high-risk areas has meant areas with fewer Covid-19 cases have had their testing capacity reduced.

Experts have warned that the rationing could mean that new outbreaks are missed. 

Paul Hunter, a public health expert and professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, told the BBC that these issues could act as “big disincentive to being tested” and result in missing local increases “early enough to maybe stop more widespread infection”.

A DHSC spokesperson said: “There is a high demand for tests and our laboratories continue to turn test results around as quickly as possible.

“To make sure we stay in control of this virus we are targeting our testing capacity at the areas that need it most, including those where there is an

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43-Year-Old Woman Dies After She and All 6 of Her Children Test Positive for Coronavirus

coronavirus diagnosis.” data-reactid=”20″A 43-year-old mother of six from Southern California has died after being hospitalized for a week following a coronavirus diagnosis.

GoFundMe set up by her family, Brenda Martinez died on Monday night after being listed in critical condition for several days. Martinez and all six of her children — ages 2 to 19 — had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.” data-reactid=”21″According to a GoFundMe set up by her family, Brenda Martinez died on Monday night after being listed in critical condition for several days. Martinez and all six of her children — ages 2 to 19 — had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.

The family had been pulling for Martinez’s recovery, but her condition continued to worsen while at the hospital. In updates posted to the donation page on Monday, the

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B.C. won’t test asymptomatic teachers, CERB extended with new benefits coming

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 20

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New saliva test a ‘huge step forward’; Birx urges Americans to wear masks indoors and outdoors

A sliver of help may be on the way for the relentless coronavirus testing issues hampering efforts to slow a U.S. death toll that inched toward 170,000 on Sunday.

The average number of daily tests across the nation has begun to fall, according to the COVID Tracking  Project. Delays sometimes stretching to a week or more in obtaining test results have severely disrupted efforts at contact tracing. And when results are finally obtained, accuracy issues have often delayed proper treatment.

This weekend, however, the Food and Drug Administration approved a saliva-based test that Yale University researchers hope will clean up some of those testing issues.

“This is a huge step forward to make testing more accessible,” said Chantal Vogels, a Yale postdoctoral fellow, who led the laboratory development and validation along with Doug Brackney, an adjunct assistant clinical professor. 

Here are some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has 

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Significant number of Navy midshipmen test positive on return to school

The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 768,000 people worldwide.

More than 21.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.

The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 5.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 169,423 deaths.

Latest headlines:

Florida approves return of high school sports NY announces lowest COVID hospitalizations, record testing University of Notre Dame reports 29 cases of COVID-19

Here’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.

7:50 p.m.: Navy midshipmen test positive returning to

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1,200 Alabama students home after positive test

MOULTON, Ala. — More than 1,200 students at two Alabama schools will begin the year at home after a person connected with both schools tested positive for COVID-19.

While 12 other Lawrence County schools planned to begin traditional classes Wednesday, Superintendent Jon Bret Smith told the Decatur Daily that students from the elementary and middle schools in Moulton, located in north Alabama, would start the academic year taking classes online.

Education officials learned Monday that a person linked to both schools had tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. State health officials recommended delaying the reopening by two weeks. Combined, the schools have more than 105 workers.

School officials notified 10 people who were in contact with the person. Computers are being distributed for online classes.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— India adds more than 60,000 virus cases in 24 hours

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