This is taken from the Shropshire Council website:
During the 7-day period from 25-31 December 2020 in Shropshire:
- 770 new cases reported
- This was an increase of 443 cases compared to the previous week
- The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 238.3 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population.
- For the West Midlands it was 420.1 per 100,000
- For England it was 517.2 per 100,000
- 269 cases relate to people under the age of 30
- 103 cases relate to people aged 70+
- 71 beds were occupied by COVID-positive patients at the Royal Shrewsbury & Princess Royal Hospitals
- During the last week 32% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
- 43% were in north Shropshire
- 25% were in south Shropshire
During the last week we have also seen a sharp rise in household transmissions – with 50% of new cases being linked to people in the same household.
Our local hospitals are also coming under increasing pressure – so we are pleading with people to stay home as much as possible and limit their contact with people outside their household and support bubbles.
Every social interaction is the opportunity for the virus to infect and spread. The new lockdown restrictions for Shropshire will mean everyone must Stay at Home and may leave only for a limited set of reasons.