During the 7-day period from 27 November – 3 December 2020 in Shropshire:
- 201 new cases reported
- This was a decrease of 211 cases compared to the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 62.2 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population.
- For the West Midlands it was 163.9 per 100,000
- For England it was 147.8 per 100,000
- 62 cases relate to people under the age of 30
- 25 cases relate to people aged 70+
- During the last week 45% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
- 27% were in north Shropshire
- 28% in south Shropshire
People are being encouraged to follow the below guidance to help reduce the risk of transmission:
- You, and the people in your Christmas bubble, should do what they can to limit your contact in the two weeks leading up to 23 December. This might mean avoiding busier places and limiting who you see.
- Also, limit who you spend time with after 27 December, to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
- Keep washing your hands regularly.
- If you’re spending time indoors, keep the space as well ventilated as possible by opening doors and windows.
- You can still decide to keep your distance more than you normally would if that would make you feel more comfortable.
You can read more about Shropshire’s Tier 2 restrictions here
For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit the Shropshire Council website.