Cases continue to rise in Telford and Wrekin in line with England
Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin have risen for the fifth week running, the latest figures show.
There were 290 new Coronavirus cases reported for Telford and Wrekin during the past seven days (21 June – 27June), 123 more than the previous seven-day period.
The number of cases in Telford and Wrekin is above the regional average but below the national average.
As walk-in vaccination clinics open in the borough, local health leaders are asking people to get vaccinated so some restrictions can lift.
For the week ending 27 June, theCovid-19 situation in the borough is:
• 290 Covid-19 cases reported, 123more compared to the previous week
• The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 161 cases of Covid-19per 100,000
• For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 156 cases of Covid-19per 100,000
• For England, the seven-day infection rate is 177 cases of Covid-19 per100,000
• No residents have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the past week (the total borough deaths since the start of the pandemic is 261)
• There were two patients with Covid-19 in local hospitals as of 27 June.
Liz Noakes, Telford and Wrekin's Director for Public Health, said:
"With cases rising locally and nationally, our focus is on getting people vaccinated.
"Vaccinating as many people as possible helps to protect people from serious illness and means some restrictions can lift.
"It is crucial that people are vaccinated twice as two doses provide much greater protection than one."
Walk-in vaccination clinics are now open in the borough - no appointment is required.
For further details about walk-in clinics, opening times and eligibility, visit Covid-19 vaccination walk-in clinic times.
As of 22 June, 32,266 people aged20 or over have not yet received their first vaccination in Telford and Wrekin.
For those aged 40 or over, 10,688have not had their first vaccination.
Liz Noakes, added:
"PCR tests when you have symptoms, and regular LFD testing each week remains the other important thing people can do to ensure restrictions are lifted.
"We need to slow the spread of the virus as much as possible, and we can only do that by identifying cases and encouraging self-isolation.
Cllr Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:
"Once again, the good news is that we have not seen a significant increase in hospitalisations.
"This shows that hospitalisations can be kept low, and restrictions can lift if everyone receives two doses of the vaccine.
"Get tested, get vaccinated and remember hands, face, space and fresh air."