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
- Aches and pains
- Feeling very tired for no good reason
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- 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.