Next presser will be Tues, Dec 29th. I will try my best to report the numbers around 10:30 daily until then. There will be no numbers on Christmas day
To the downvoting troll: GET A FUCKING LIFE
The 3 new deaths are:
1 man in his 40s
1 woman in her 70s
1 woman in her 90s
Link to live presser:
46 outbreak related, 3 close contacts, 223 under investigation. (this breakdown is kind of getting pointless at this time)
7/8 deaths are from LTC. Other one is from community.
100 hospitalizations, 15 in ICU. (probably because people are dying)
The man that died was 27 years old. WECHU said he had no underlying conditions.
FML...both Dr. Ahmed and Theresa are in tears. Seriously, this is awful. They are so fucking exhausted, they repeat themselves every day for us to FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES and it just gets worse and worse.
#Dr. Ahmed said if the province doesn't do something, he will use a section 22 order to put in more restrictions.
Link to presser:
Hello all! I'm back after a short delay due to some other life events, but I have prepared a long post on one of the most mysterious and troubling yet underreported English cases I know about. Feedback is always welcome, and please be sure to read the note that the end (due to the nature of this mystery and the detials of the people involved). Enjoy!
Lee Balkwell was by all accounts a normal, working-class British man. Born on the 12th May 1969, by 2002 the 33-year-old lived in Hornchurch, a suburb of East London approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the centre of the city. He had worked a variety of jobs, including running a market stall and his own haulage company, but by early 2002 had begun to work for Upminster Concrete Ltd., run by the father-and-son team of David and Simon Bromley, after the combined pressures of a new mortgage and the imminent birth of a baby boy meant he could no longer run his own business.
At 01:03 on the 18th July 2002, Simon Bromley called the ambulance service to his farm, which also served as the headquarters for the concrete company - there had been a terrible accident whilst he and Lee had been working. (The address is publicly availiable but I am unsure who lives there now so I will not post it here). It would be on this hot summer night that our mystery begins, as Lee was found dead at the scene, apparently having been killed in a freak accident by the truck he was working on.
According to statements made by Simon Bromley, they had both been working to remove dried material from inside the drum of one of the firm's mixing trucks, which was designed to rotate to prevent concrete from setting whilst transported and laid. Here is a SFW picture of the truck involved.. The only witness to the event was Simon Bromley, who claimed that he had turned the truck's engine on without realising that Lee was climbimg out of the drum via one of the 22.5"x14" (57.5x35.6 cm) access hatches; the drum turned whilst Lee was climbing out feet-first, trapping him between the drum and the truck chassis. Lee had died of "multiple injuries", presumably as he was caught half-in and half-out of the drum.
Caution: these pictures are considered graphic. They show parts of Lee's body as... keep reading on reddit ➡
Cases are 257/182 (Dec 31 and Jan 1 respectively)
60 outbreak related, 4 community, 1 close contact, 374 under investigation.
103 hospitalized. 18 in ICU
Of the 8 deaths: 5 are from the community
A woman in her 50s
A woman in her 60s
A man in his 70s
Two women in their 80s
3 from LTC
Two women in their 70s
A woman in her 80s
Will post breakdown of cases when I get the info. Probably around 10:30
11 deaths, ffs.
Edit: 4 outbreak related, 4 close contacts, 166 under investigation.
79 in hospital, 17 in ICU
Better link from WECHU:
They are starting the presser again here:
We went from 4000-5000 cases in 10 days
If anyone has a question for Dr. Ahmed or Theresa, let me know and I'll try to get one of the reporters to ask it in future pressers.
27 related to outbreaks, 5 close contact, 2 community, 79 under investigation, 79 'suspected' Covid cases also hospitalized
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There will be no numbers released on Jan 1st. Next presser is probably Jan 4th
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