Shropshire COVID-19 update (15-21 January 2021)

During the 7-day period from 15-21 January 2021 in Shropshire:

  • 1,168 new cases reported
  • This was a decrease of 196 (14%) cases compared to the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 361.5 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population.
  • For the West Midlands it was 499.9 per 100,000
  • For England it was 400.6 per 100,000
  • There were 22 COVID-19-related deaths in Shropshire hospitals
  • 149 hospital beds at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals were occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • 237 cases relate to people under the age of 30
  • 152 cases relate to people aged 70+
  • During the last week 32% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
  • 39% were in north Shropshire
  • 29% were in south Shropshire

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  – option 0 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.