“Tier two restrictions inevitable at current rate of growth”, says Telford & Wrekin Council

Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) has published Telford & Wrekin’s coronavirus figures for the week ending 11 October. At the current rate of growth, the Council says, tier two restrictions may be “inevitable”.

The coronavirus figures for Telford & Wrekin for the week ending 11 October 2020 showed:

  • 144 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • The number of cases in the borough has quadrupled over the last in 4 weeks.
  • The seven day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 81 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population.
  • This is 19 cases per 100,000 below the Government’s current trigger point for Tier 2 restrictions.
  • For the West Midlands the average is 127 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population.
  • For England the average is 157 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population.
  • 6 cases relate to care homes.
  • 15 cases relate to educational settings.
  • 10 cases are students and may include students who are not borough residents.
  • The remaining 113 people are in the community across the borough.
  • A further 4 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been admitted to hospital this week.

TWC said that at the current rates of growth, the borough was at a “tipping point”, and it “appears inevitable” that it would move to the second tier of restrictions.

“In the past week we have had 144 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Telford and Wrekin – four weeks ago we had just 25,” said Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health, in TWC’s Newsroom article.

TWC encouraged people to try to meet fewer people from other households, and to maintain practices of hygiene and social distancing, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

“We must now all play our part to protect more vulnerable community members,” Liz Noakes said. “Be more vigilant about the basic steps – keep two metres from people you do not live with, wear face coverings and regularly wash your hands.”

Check NHS England’s Coronavirus page for information on how to limit your risk of contracting COVID-19, and what to do if you test positive.

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