We are testing some of our elderly people (especially in care homes) on a regular basis now and surprisingly we are getting some positive results back on people who are asymptomatic so, that in itself is a little worrying as it begs the questions how many more people in the lower age group are carrying and being unaware.Looking at the positive test data downloaded from https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ it looks like we might be at an inflection point nationally. Taking a rolling 7 day total to eliminate weekend bias, and assuming some increases to the last couple of days as test results get reported, looks like numbers will be starting to increase. Filtering the data to just Essex, Thurrock and Southend there is a clear increase in the number of positive tests over the past 2 weeks. Not clear to me if this is the virus increasing or due to number of tests increasing. Anyone know where you can get comparable number of test data?
If you are not aware Southend Council publish quite a bit of data on their website on local figures etc,
Nearly all of my colleagues have now been tested for the antibodies (myself included) although the results in this part of the country are taking around 10-14 days to return.