Coronavirus: Shropshire COVID-19 update (13-19 November 2020)
During the 7-day period from 13–19 November 2020 in Shropshire:
- 545 new cases reported
- This was a decrease of 245 cases compared to the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 168.7 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population.
- For the West Midlands it was 312.6 per 100,000
- For England it was 227.1 per 100,000
- 149 cases relate to people under the age of 30
- 55 cases relate to people aged 70+
- During the last week 33% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
- 29% were in north Shropshire
- 38% in south Shropshire
Thanks for all your efforts in helping get our case rate down this week. A lot of our minds will now be focusing on the festive period – that’s why we need to keep going.
It’s crucial to self-isolate if you’re asked to:
- Stay at home and begin to self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms start. Arrange to have a test for COVID-19 if you have not already had one. The result of the test will determine how long you must stay at home and self-isolate.
- Stay at home while you are waiting for a home test kit or a test site appointment.
- A positive test result means you must complete a 10-day isolation period.
- If your test is negative, you can stop self-isolating as long as you are well.
- If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms after your test, restart your 10-day isolation period from the day the symptoms start.
- When self-isolating, do not go to work, school or any other public spaces.
- Any exercise should be taken within your home, and you should ask friends or family to buy food or other essentials.
If you need any extra support when you’re self-isolating, there is help available. If your income is facing a hit by having to stay at home, you could potentially claim a £500 support payment. You can find out if you’re eligible here
If you need any support, especially if you’re having to self-isolate, call our COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 or click here.