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Case Numbers Double In 2 Weeks

posted Oct 3, 2020, 12:08 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

For the week ending 20 September, in the Telford & Wrekin Council area:

  • 66 people have diagnosed with Covid-19
  • 4 relate to care homes
  • 14 relate to educational settings
  • The remaining 48 are in the community across the borough
  • 6 of the 66 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been admitted to hospital
  • The seven day infection rate for Telford & Wrekin is 37 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For West Midlands it is 62 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For England it is 58 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population

The number of cases in T & W has more than doubled in the last two weeks.

This is the highest total cases the area has had since community testing began at the end of May.

Of those people tested more are being found to be positive.

Our rate of infection is still lower than the regional and national averages whose numbers also continue to rise rapidly.

Of particular concern is that the virus is affecting our more vulnerable residents, some in their eighties and, sadly, some have been admitted to hospital.

Like many other areas – the virus is spreading within the borough and we must all play our part to contain the spread and protect our vulnerable residents.

The best way to stop the spread of the virus it to:

  • reduce the number of people you meet each day

  • work from home if you can

  • if you do meet up – don’t forget no more than 6

If we all reduce the number of close social contacts we have – it may mean that fewer people are infected and fewer loved ones and vulnerable members of our community become poorly with the virus