COVID-19 cases down by nearly 50%

During the 7-day period between 2-8 April 2021:

  • 32 new cases reported
  • This was a decrease of 29 cases (47%) compared to the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 9.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For the West Midlands it was 26.2 per 100,000
  • For England it was 27 per 100,000
  • 3 hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • 0 (zero) COVID-19-related deaths at our hospitals
  • 4% of cases are linked to care homes
  • 40%  cases relate to people under the age of 30
  • 0% cases relate to people aged 70+
  • During the last week 40% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
  • 48% were in north Shropshire
  • 12% were in south Shropshire

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said: “Every resident in Shropshire should get a regular symptom-free Lateral Flow Test twice a week to ensure you are not unknowingly spreading coronavirus. You are now able to order symptom-free tests online or to collect from all our local testing sites, participating pharmacies, as well as local libraries and leisure centres.”

A full list of testing sites and collection points can be found here

If you think you may have coronavirus, or you are displaying any symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book an NHS test by visiting or call 119.