Shropshire COVID-19 update (1-7 January 2021)

From the Shropshire Council website:

During the 7-day period from 1-7 January in Shropshire:

  • 1,457 new cases reported
  • This was an increase of 687 cases compared to the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 450.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population.
  • For the West Midlands it was 599 per 100,000
  • For England it was 610.8 per 100,000
  • 10,228 COVID-19 tests were undertaken in Shropshire
  • There were 20 COVID-19-related deaths in Shropshire hospitals
  • 86 hospital beds at the Royal Shrewsbury & Princess Royal Hospitals were occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • 498 cases relate to people under the age of 30
  • 148 cases relate to people aged 70+
  • During the last week 30% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
  • 42% were in north Shropshire
  • 28% were in south Shropshire

Testing for precautionary symptoms

If you have any of following less common symptoms, we are asking you to consider getting tested as a precaution:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Feeling very tired for no good reason
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children.

There are a number of testing sites across Shropshire which can be booked online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. People can use the option of “my council has asked me to book a test” if they have the other symptoms.