Tier 4 Covid - 19 and public health statistics

Rosalind Kellett made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton City Council

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Dear Southampton City Council,

Given that Covid -19 is a notifiable disease that must be reported to NOIDS (notifications of infectious diseases) and that for week ending 20 December 2020, no Covid - 19 cases were reported in Southampton, (and only 50 cases were reported for the whole of England and Wales), please explain why Southampton Council has not objected to the government decision to move Southampton from tier two to tier four and please explain how Southampton Council proposes to enable the residents of this city to be removed from tier four restrictions.

Yours faithfully,

R Kellett

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Amanda Johnstone left an annotation ()

Dear Rosalind

I have just added an annotation under a similar FOI request and thought is may help to explain the NOID's reporting system in England and Wales.

Here is the link:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Also, this may be useful for you to read:

The NOID's Weekly Report
STATUTORY NOTIFICATION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
CAUSATIVE AGENTS
2020/51
WEEK ENDING: 20/12/2020

On p. 3 it hows the total number of +ve tests for SARS-Cov 2 in Week 51

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Regards
Amanda Johnstone

Rosalind Kellett left an annotation ()

Thanks for the info in the annotation. However my info came from a different NOIDS publication, where it can be found on page 13.

R Kellett

Amanda Johnstone left an annotation ()

Rosalind

It wasn't page 12 of this NOID's report was it?

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Regards
Amanda Johnstone

Rosalind Kellett left an annotation ()

No, not the document in your link. It is in a substantial document which covers infectious diseases reported to NOIDS for the week ending 20 December. You have to cover several pages before you come to the page 13 (or 14?) detail about Covid 19 (not Sars) as Covid is not initially mentioned as being a reportable disease.

I'll try to add the link of my source but there will be some delay as I'm supposed to be resting my eyes pending a forthcoming eye operation.

Amanda Johnstone left an annotation ()

Rosalind

There are two kinds NOID's weekly reports, one for the "disease" COVID-19 and one for the "organism" aka "causative agent / organism" SARS-Cov 2.

'Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020'
Accessed here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

'Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2020'
Accessed here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

The cases announced by the UKG are based on the SARS-Cov 2 +ve tests detected and reported by the laboratories. These are found in the second report.

The first report only includes people that have been reported by a registered medical professional with suspected COVID-19 +/- confirmation with a PCR test.

Amanda

Rosalind Kellett left an annotation ()

Amanda - For your information, thank you.

R Kellett

The PHE data that goes against the narrative - Hunting down symptomatic COVID-19 - PANDA

https://pandata.org/the-phe-data-that-go...

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