COVID-19 cases in Telford and Wrekin have reached the highest number of weekly cases since the pandemic began, says Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC).
According to figures released for the week ending 18 July, there were 984 new coronavirus cases reported for Telford and Wrekin, which is 483 more than the previous seven-day period.
The figures show:
- 984 Covid-19 cases reported, 501 more compared to the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Telford and Wrekin is 547 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
- For the West Midlands, the seven-day infection rate is 548 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000
- For England, the seven-day infection rate is 532 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 14 patients with Covid-19 in local hospitals as of 21 July.
In a COVID-19 update Newsroom post, TWC has urged people to continue practicing good hygiene, and for everybody eligible to receive a vaccine to book one.
“For the benefit of others, we should continue to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands regularly, keeping space from others, and wearing masks,” said Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health. “Bed occupancy has increased slightly, and with the hospitals busy already this will place a strain on our local hospitals.
“More than half of the people in hospital with Coronavirus have not been vaccinated,” she said. “This stresses how important it is for people to be vaccinated.”