Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) published Telford & Wrekin’s coronavirus figures for the week ending 21 March 2021 yesterday. There were 57 confirmed COVID-19 cases diagnosed last week, which is a 12% increase over the previous week’s 52 cases, but below the national average. TWC says it seems that cases in the borough have begun to “plateau”.
The coronavirus figures for Telford & Wrekin for the week ending 21 March 2021 showed that:
- 57 Covid-19 cases were reported
- This is a 12% increase compared with last week’s total of 51 cases
- The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 32 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
- For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 67 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
- For England, the seven-day infection rate is 57 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 week (the total borough deaths remains at 256)
- There were 13 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Telford and Shrewsbury hospitals, as of 21 March
TWC noted that it expects to see numbers go up and down now that rates are lower, and hailed local people’s efforts to control the virus.
“Now that numbers are lower, we do expect weekly numbers to fluctuate often,” said Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health, in a TWC Newsroom post. “Despite the plateau, it should be noted that we remain below the regional and national average.
“Also, this week, zero deaths have been recorded, which is wonderful news,” she added.
Residents who have to leave home to go to work are still being encouraged to get twice-weekly rapid tests. Rapid tests can be booked online via TWC’s website.
Ms Noakes also announced that more home test kit collection points have opened this week. You can find out more about home test kit collection points on the TWC website.
People are also being encouraged to continue to take measures to help stop the spread of the virus.
The continuing advice is for people to to wash their hands regularly, wear masks, only leave home for essential reasons such as food shopping, and to practice social distancing. NHS England has a full list of steps you can take to help stop the spread of the virus.
People with coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate and book a standard coronavirus test as soon as possible. You can book a test 24/7 online, or by calling 119.