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Coronavirus: Shropshire continues to see significant rise in COVID-19 cases during 10-17 March

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During the seven-day period between 10-17 March 2022:

  • 3,432 new COVID-19 cases reported
  • An increase of 57% on the previous week
  • The 7-day infection rate for Shropshire was 1,054.7 per 100,000
  • It was 619.3 per 100,000 for the West Midlands, and 908.6 per 100,000 for England
  • 80 hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • 6 COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital
COVID-19 weekly stats 10-17 March 2022 infographic

COVID-19 weekly stats 10-17 March 2022

The number of cases increased sharply again last week, with 3,432 new cases reported between 10-17 March 2022, compared to 2,187 cases reported in the last weekly report. This gives a 7-day infection rate of 1054.7 per 100,000 (compared to 619.3 for the West Midlands and 908.6 for England).

This is up from 672.1 for the last reported week to 10 March.  Latest data suggests cases have risen again at 1098.9 per 100,000, following a peak of 2,009 per 100,000 on 4 January 2022.

Occupancy of hospital beds at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust with COVID-19 patients has increased within the last week with currently 80 beds occupied by COVID-19 on 22 March, compared to 68 the week earlier. Unfortunately, we have seen a further 6 deaths reported in the last seven days across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.