COVID cases continue to climb in Telford, Council says

COVID-19 figures for Telford & Wrekin for the week ending 6 June 2021 were released yesterday, and show that cases are continuing to climb, said Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC).

The figures show:

  • 89 Covid-19 cases reported, 40 more compared to the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 49 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
  • For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 38 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
  • For England, the seven-day infection rate is 54 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
  • Zero 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 258)
  • There is one patient with Covid-19 in the local hospital as of 6 June.

A COVID-19 update chart, showing the rise in cases compared to previous weeks.This is above the regional average, but below the national average.

In a Newsroom post, TWC said that while hospital admissions remain low, people should keep trying to “reduce the spread”. It encouraged people to get tested regularly, and to get both vaccinations when offered.

“It is good news that local hospital admissions remain very low,” said Liz Noakes, Director for Public Health. “However, government restrictions remain in place and we all still have a responsibility to reduce the spread, to keep cases low and people safe.

“If you have symptoms, however mild, get a PCR test regardless of if you have been vaccinated or not.

“Ensure you take up both your vaccinations when offered; a second vaccination provides more comprehensive protection.

“Coronavirus has not gone away. Continue to practice hands, face, space and fresh air.”

The continuing advice is for people to to wash their hands regularly, wear masks, 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.

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