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Worrying Times As Numbers Rise

posted Oct 8, 2020, 11:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

For the week ending 4 October, in Telford & Wrekin there have been:

  • 96 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19
  • The seven day infection rate for Telford & Wrekin is 54 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For the West Midlands the average is 92 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For England the average is 118 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • First death in the borough since July
  • 4 cases are people relating to care homes
  • 10 are people relating to educational settings
  • 16 are students (who attend university in large cities but have home addresses in Telford)
  • The remaining 66 people are in the community across the borough
  • 4 of the 96 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been admitted to hospital

  • The number of local cases has risen significantly during this period. This is because of increased transmission in the borough and that the number of positive test results were not shared with local councils in a timely manner from the national Test and Trace system.
  • Nearly 16,000 cases had been left out of national totals because of a significant data error. Of this backlog 56 were Telford& Wrekin cases and these have now been added to our total figures for this week and previous weeks.

    • Our rate of infection is still lower than the regional and national averages whose numbers also continue to rise rapidly.
    • The number of confirmed cases we have has now risen for four consecutive weeks.
    • We also had the sad news of the first death of a local resident from coronavirus since July.

    With the virus continuing to spread in the borough, we must all play our part to contain the spread to protect each other.

    Please also continue to practice:

    • hands

    • face

    • space

    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 play our part, we will keep businesses open, protect people’s jobs, our loved ones and the more vulnerable members of our society.