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Local Swine Flu Update

Although I am not at all a fan of what the government have done in respect of swine flu I am blogging the current report.

What it talks about is a "decrease in trend". I am trying to find out what they mean by that.

This week’s report provides information on the spread of swine flu and its impact on the local services
Key Messages
PCT is meeting the requirements of current demand
Activity /Rates – GPs
Influenza like illness consultation rates by PCT - 103.4 (per 100,000) – this indicates a decrease in trend.
West Midlands average for the week – 105.5 (per 100,000)
England and Wales rates for the week 87.8 (per 100,000)
Hospital Data
Current Inpatient numbers with swine flu – 11
Current number of critical care patients with swine flu symptoms – 0
Deaths in the last week – 0
ED attendances are around 30% higher than usual for time of year.
Current Inpatient numbers with swine flu – 4
Current number of critical care patients with swine flu – 3
Deaths in the last week - 2
Current Inpatient numbers with swine flu – 0
Current number of critical care patients with swine flu symptoms – 0
Deaths in the last week – 0
Current Inpatient numbers with swine flu – 0
Current number of critical care patients with swine flu symptoms – 0
Regional number of Swine Flu-related deaths to 23 July - 6
Update on Anti-Viral Collection Points
Number of Anti-Viral Collection Points open – 1: Stetchford
Further 5 Anti-Viral Collection Points planned but not yet open
Specific local information on clusters or the focus of cases
None at present
Health Information or Advice


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