Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases weekly numbers spike in Shropshire
During the 7-day period between 16-22 April 2021:-
- 54 new cases were reported
- This is an increase of 24 cases (80%) compared to the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 16.7 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population
- It was 23.9 per 100,000 in the West Midlands and 24.6 per 100,000 in England
- Two hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients
- Zero COVID-19 related deaths at our hospitals.
Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:
“We have seen an increase in cases in Shropshire, linked to an outbreak at a factory in Bala, and we do expect there will be more cases as the programme of screening and testing continues.
“It is an important reminder that coronavirus is still circulating in our communities and we need to keep doing what we have been doing – use a Lateral Flow Test twice a week, ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’, and take up the vaccination offer when it becomes available.”
Step Up and help us stop the spread of coronavirus:
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance from people not in your household bubble (at least 2 metres apart where possible)
- Stick to a maximum group of 6 people when meeting outdoors
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
- Wear a face covering in any enclosed public places and public transport, along with any indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult and where you will meet people you do not normally meet.
- If you have any symptoms, please book a test and do not leave home until you have either a negative result, or you have isolated for at least 10 days if you do not take a test – you may continue to isolate longer than 10 days if you continue to experience high temperature.
- People living in households with a positive case should self-isolate for 10 days.
- Any contacts of a positive case must self-isolate for 10 days – even if they are asked to get a test and the result is negative, they must complete the 10 days of isolation. Click here for the latest self-isolation guidance.
- You can book a test by calling 119 or click here