Tag Archives: England

Number of LGV cases among gay men in England reach new highs and most cases among men who are HIV-negative

Diagnoses of the sexually transmitted infection lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in England reached record levels in 2019, with almost all cases involving gay and bisexual men. The data is set out in a report published by Public Health England and shows that the number of diagnoses increased steadily from 2017, reaching a peak in the second… Read More »

Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

More than two million people shielding against coronavirus in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland can now leave their home and return to work. Vulnerable people were advised in March to stay at home, or shield, to avoid contracting Covid-19. In Wales the advice stays in place until 16 August. But Macmillan Cancer Support… Read More »

Health department says England counting anyone who died after testing positive for coronavirus as related death

England is counting anyone who has died there and had a coronavirus test come back positive at any point as a coronavirus death, Public Health England announced Friday. This comes after the British government ordered a review of how daily coronavirus death figures in England are tallied after some claimed that the figures were inflated.… Read More »

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says public health report

FILE PHOTO: Names of people who have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen on a memorial in Clapton, London, Britain, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on… Read More »