Seven day average of Covid-19 cases in Telford and Wrekin published
Telford & Wrekin Council will be publishing data about the number of Covid-19 infections in the borough each Thursday.
The information published will include a seven day coronavirus infection rate per head of population, total number of infections during the week, and the total cumulative infections in the borough.
The first of the weekly data publications provides up to date information for the week ending on the 5th July and says:
- During the last week there were 6 confirmed cases of Covid-19
- The average number of infections in the last week was similar to the West Midlands average and lower than the England average
- The total number of cases in Telford and Wrekin since the pandemic began now stands at 594
Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Obviously it is good news that the number of infections in Telford and Wrekin remains low – but we need to keep it that way.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everybody for acting responsibly by staying two metres apart, washing hands regularly and continuing to stay at home as much as possible.
“But the virus has not gone away, we must all continue to follow social distancing rules – anyone with Coronavirus symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test with the NHS, either on-line or by phoning 119, to help prevent the spread in Telford and Wrekin.”
Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health, said: “We are constantly monitoring the data to identify trends in infection rates and will respond to outbreaks in Telford and Wrekin, by providing support to local settings experiencing an outbreak and conducting contact tracing where necessary.
“Preventing outbreaks in the first place remains key, so I’d like to ask everyone to continue to follow social distancing rules and if anyone wishes to alert the Council to any potential situation please email email@example.com.
“We will continue to review how we share the data we have with the public to keep people informed and to further the fight against the virus.”
View the data
Each Thursday local infection data for Telford and Wrekin will be published at www.telford.gov.uk/coronavirus