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Coronavirus: Positive news for Shropshire as COVID-19 cases continue to fall

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During the seven-day period between 14-20 May 2021:

  • 21 new cases reported
  • That is a 32% decrease on the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 6.5 per 100,000
  • It was 15.4 for the West Midlands and 22.4 for England
  • 2 hospital beds were occupied by a COVID-19 patient
  • There was 1 COVID-related death in a local hospital


Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for public health, said:

The situation in Shropshire is looking positive with just 21 new cases reported between 14-20 May. It is also worth noting that we have not seen any further cases of the Indian variant B.1.617.2. However, considering the situation in other areas of the country, we are putting plans in place to react quickly if needed.

“For the first time since March, there was one COVID-19-related death in a local hospital, which is a sad reminder of how serious the virus can be. The vaccine reduces your chances of becoming seriously ill, so please book your jab when it is offered.

“Although the number of reported cases is falling, coronavirus is still in our communities. Please stay safe, follow the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance and test twice a week.

Further information

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result please do not leave your home and self-isolate immediately. For more guidance click here
  • People without symptoms of COVID-19 should test twice a week – find out more here
  • The NHS will contact you when your vaccination is ready or to find out if you are already eligible click here
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households
  • Face masks should be worn in indoor settings unless you are exempt
  • Remain cautious when meeting with people outside your bubble
  • Follow the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance
  • Continue to work from home if you can
  • You should continue to follow the guidance even if you have been vaccinated