COVID-19 cases increase 34% locally during week 28 May-3 June 2021
During the seven-day period between 28 May and 3 June 2021:
- 31 new cases reported
- An increase of 34.7% on the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 9.6 per 100,000
- It was 31.7 for the West Midlands and 43.8 for England
- 1 hospital bed was occupied by a COVID-19 patient
- There were zero COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital
Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:
“The number of reported cases is increasing and although we are below the national and regional averages, it is something we really need to pay attention to given the rise in the Delta variant nationally.
“Coronavirus is still in our communities and we need to do everything we can to stop the spread.
“The advice that was given near the start of the pandemic is just as important today as it was a year or more ago. Hands-face-space-fresh air is key in preventing the spread.
“The vaccine uptake in Shropshire is great and I encourage everyone to book their first and second jabs when invited, but it doesn’t stop you from catching the virus and passing it onto others. That is why regular hand washing, wearing a face covering, keeping a distance of 2m and ensuring indoor areas are well ventilated is still vital, along with regular testing for people with no symptoms.”
Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for public health, said:
“Thank you to all our residents who have stepped up and played their part in the fight against COVID-19, but it does not end here.
“Please ensure you continue to follow all the Government’s advice to ensure Shropshire is a safe place to live, work and shop. It has been a long and difficult 15 months, but now is not the time to forget about the basic safety measures like hands-face-space-fresh air.”
- 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.