Coronavirus: COVID-19 case numbers stable locally between 21-27 May 2021
During the seven-day period between 21-27 May 2021:
- 23 new cases reported
- An increase of 9.5% on the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 7.1 per 100,000
- It was 19.3 for the West Midlands and 28.9 for England
- Zero hospital beds were occupied by a COVID-19 patient
- There was 1 COVID-19-related death in a local hospital
Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for public health, said:
“The situation in Shropshire remains stable which is positive, but once again we must remain cautious and appreciate what is happening in other areas of the country.
“The Delta variant B.1.617.2, first identified in India, is still spreading rapidly and has become a dominant strain in some areas – including Telford & Wrekin, where there has been a significant rise in cases in the last week.
“If you do have symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test. If you do not have symptoms, you should continue to test twice a week using a rapid home test.
“We know the vaccine is effective against the new variant of the virus and significantly reduces your chances of getting seriously ill if you do catch it, so I encourage everyone to book, whether it is your first or second dose, as soon as you are invited.”
- 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.