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 »

Covid-19 news: England tracing system hits new low for contacts traced

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Drivers attend a coronavirus drive-in testing facility set up at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort, in Chessington, UKADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 22 October NHS Test and… Read More »

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland

Face coverings have become mandatory in more indoor settings in England and Scotland following a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Places where coverings must now be worn in both countries include museums, places of worship and aquariums. Other new settings in England include cinemas and funeral homes, and in Scotland banks and beauty salons. Coverings… Read More »