This week’s Covid-19 communication covers:
- New update as of 20.07.20
- Links to previous advice.
As ever the update is issued by BSA in conjunction with our partners BAISIS and ISC. BSA reminds all schools that it is not a medical, statutory or legal authority and any advice is given on that basis.
This is the second of our summer briefings. The next will be published on August 6, 2020.
A.1: What has changed
In the two weeks since the last update, there have been almost 3 million more confirmed cases and 70,000 new deaths, according to WHO figures. The countries of greatest concern remain USA, Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa. Several countries in Central and South America have also seen further significant rises, particularly in Mexico. There has also been a significant number of reported cases in the Philippines, which is the only country apart from those mentioned above to report over 100 daily deaths yesterday. Publication of this figure has been paused in the UK pending a review, but cumulatively totalled over 45,000 when last published.