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Numbers Just Keep Rising

posted Nov 6, 2020, 11:56 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 11:57 AM ]
  • 443 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Telford & Wrekin in the week ending November 1
  • The seven day infection rate for the borough is up to 246 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For the West Midlands the average is 269 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For England the average is 228 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • 7 cases relate to care homes in T & W
  • 26 cases relate to educational settings 
  • At least 13 cases are students relating to Harper Adams
  • The remaining people are in the community across the borough
  • Infection rates are now highest among those in their 30s, 40s and 50s and continuesto rise in the over 60s
  • 3 people have died from covid-19 in the past week
  • There are currently 43 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Telford and Shrewsbury hospitals

The total number of deaths during October is 11 – which is higher than the position for last June.

Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “The council is working round the clock to support our residents, businesses and communities as much as we can while new national restrictions are in place.

“Over the next few weeks we need to look after those who need our help the most, so let’s protect our loved ones and drive down the infection rate.

“We have all made huge sacrifices over the past months to support others, we must do so again now to bring the infection rate down in time for Christmas."

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