Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin go in wrong direction

The latest local COVID-19 figures for Telford and Wrekin have been published

Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin go in wrong direction

For the week ending 20 September, in Telford and Wrekin there has been:

  • 36 confirmed cases of Covid-19
  • 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • 7 cases related to care homes 
  • 9 cases related to educational settings

Compared to last week the number of cases has increased. Our numbers locally remain below the West Midlands and England average.

Liz Noakes, Director for Public Health at Telford and Wrekin Council, said:

“The number of confirmed cases we have had in the past week is the highest we have had since community testing began at the end of May – our numbers are going in the wrong direction.

“This growth in cases reflects the situation nationally, although local cases in the borough remain lower than the West Midlands and England average.

“It is likely that these numbers are an underestimate, some results for testing are taking longer to come back due to limited lab testing capacity.

“There is no room for complacency, but if we all play our part then we can get these numbers down.

"Thank you to all our residents who have practised hands, face, space, the rule of six, and followed the guidance on when to get tested and when to self-isolate.

“Please also ensure when you are wearing a face covering that you remember to continue to wash your hands and give people space.

"Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for health and Social Care, said: “At the other end of the M54 we have an area where additional restrictions have been put in place to control the virus.

“Here in Telford and Wrekin no additional restrictions have been imposed and people not part of our household bubble are able to visit each other so long as the rule of six is observed – let’s keep it that way.

“Thank you to everyone who has been following the rules, you are protecting peoples jobs, your loved ones, and the more vulnerable members of our society."