Covid-19 cases in Telford and Wrekin increase again
The number of new coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin is again increasing, latest figures shown – after two weeks of decline.
There were 457 new Coronavirus cases reported for Telford and Wrekin during the past seven days (2-8 August), 64 more than the previous seven-day period.
For the week ending 8 August, the Covid-19 situation in the borough is:
• 457 Covid-19 cases reported, 64 more compared to the previous week
• The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 252 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
• For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 286 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
• For England, the seven-day infection rate is 300 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
• 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 262)
• There were 20 patients with Covid-19 in local hospitals as of 11 August.
Liz Noakes, Telford and Wrekin's Director for Public Health, said:
“Living with covid has become the new normality - the virus hasn’t gone away and we can expect numbers to fluctuate from week to week.
“As we increasingly return to things we enjoy, we are asking people to please continue to be cautious for themselves but also for others, to avoid spreading the virus as not everyone is equally protected against it.:
-Remember Hands-Face-Space and Fresh Air
-Get fully vaccinated, if you are eligible
-Regularly check for Covid even if you have no symptoms and even if you have been vaccinated
-Get a PCR test even if you have symptoms, however mild.”
Cllr Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:
“Infection rates in the last week are highest in those in their 20s.
“We are continuing our appeal for our residents to get fully vaccinated, especially those in younger age groups now.
““By jointly working with our NHS partners, we are making it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccine.
“In the last weeks, pop-up vaccination clinics have taken place in community locations across the borough and they’ve been well attended. People also had the opportunity to chat with the clinics’ staff around any concerns or issues they might have prior to their vaccination.
“On Saturday this week the vaccination team will also be going to a popular Night Club in Wellington. We hope many young people will turn up, especially as they will be able to enjoy a free entry to the club if they get their jab at the venue on the day.
“No appointment required, walk-in clinics will continue to be open in the coming month - find out dates and opening times for local walk-in and pop-up clinics.
You can also book your vaccine appointment on the NHS website.”