Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin decline

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin is reducing, the latest weekly figures show.

Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin decline

There were 33 new cases reported for Telford and Wrekin during the past seven days (29 March – 4 April) - compared to 49 cases in the previous seven-day period.

The borough infection rate is now significantly lower than the regional and national average.

For the week ending 4 April, the COVID-19 situation in the borough is:

•33 Covid-19 cases were reported

•This is a 33% decrease compared with last week's total of 49 cases

•The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 18 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 

•For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 35 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000

•For England, the seven-day infection rate is 32 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000

•Zero people in the borough have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the past two weeks (the total borough deaths remains at 256)

•There were three people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Telford and Shrewsbury hospitals, as of 4 April

Liz Noakes, Telford and Wrekin's Director for Public Health, said: "A big thank you to all our residents, for following the rules throughout these challenging months and helping to bring the case numbers down in our borough.

“As many restrictions continue to be eased, we must continue to be cautious and play our part to avoid higher numbers again.”

Cllr Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: 

“It’s up to us to stay on track and keep the case numbers low as restrictions ease.

“And it’s now even more in our control - we urge everyone in the borough to please make use of the range of local centres available and get tested twice a week, if they are feeling well.  

“You can collect home test kits for testing in the comfort of your own home – it’s quick, easy-to-do and provides peace of mind to know you and your family are protect.

“Learning to live with Covid-19 and playing our part to protect each other is the way forward.”