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Coronavirus statistical update: Numbers falling but R value needs to be reduced

While key parameters, including number of new cases and deaths, continue to show improvement, the reproduction rate, or R value, is not favourable for a move to a more relaxed alert level. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:06 Sunday, May 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Nick Terdre statistics

Lockdown brings tough times for Hastings’ business sector

How is Hastings’ business sector doing during the coronavirus emergency? Are companies managing to access the support offered by the government? Is it enough to guarantee their survival in what is shaping up to be the worst recession in the last 300 years? Nick Terdre spoke to Sean Dennis, director of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and chief executive officer of Let’s Do Business Group.

Posted 13:50 Friday, May 22, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Business chamber of commerce furlough Let's Do Business lockdown Nick Terdre Sean Dennis

Coronavirus statistical update: UK heads the death toll in Europe but East Sussex numbers remain low

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Latest figures show that the UK now has the highest death toll in Europe, though East Sussex, in both number of cases and deaths, remains relatively unscathed.

Posted 21:35 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Nick Terdre Russell Hall

Patients who survived

The first patient has been discharged from Conquest’s Baird Ward following successful treatment for Covid-19 using a novel type of non-invasive ventilation. Other survivors of the virus have been discharged from East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust hospitals. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:22 Sunday, May 3, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Conquest CPAP Eastbourne District Jon McMullan Lily Kitcher Nick Terdre Uma Pradhan

Coronavirus statistical update: UK heads towards highest death toll in Europe

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Latest figures show that the UK is heading towards the highest death toll in Europe.

Posted 21:42 Friday, May 1, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Nick Terdre Russell Hall statistics

Testing for coronavirus – where have we got to?

Is health secretary Matt Hancock on course to meet his target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April? He’s only got two more days to get there. The target is his – government colleagues have claimed he set it by himself, and even that he made it up on the spur of the moment. And did he mean 100,000 tests carried out, or just capacity to carry out 100,000 tests? Russell Hall, who also did the chart, and Nick Terdre look into the current state of testing.

Posted 15:52 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19 National picture UK

£10m fund to help fishermen hard hit by coronavirus

A £10m fund set up by the government to help fisheries has been welcomed by Paul Joy of the Hastings Fisheries Protection Society, but is unlikely to benefit all local fishermen. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by Chandra Masoliver.

Posted 12:45 Friday, Apr 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: DEFRA Fishing George Eustace Paul Joy

Community initiative provides emergency food in Broomgrove Estate

As individuals, families and businesses continue to adapt and change the way we live our lives in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Hastings Voluntary Action recently revealed a collaboration with local organisations to continue the efforts of a local Hastings foodbank. Hastings Voluntary Action issued the following press release.

Posted 18:16 Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Dom's Food Mission food banks Hastings Voluntary Action
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