COVID-19 cases show further, slow decline locally

During the 7-day period between 9-15 April 2021:

  • 30 new cases were reported
  • This was a decrease of 2 cases (6%) compared to the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 9.3 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For the West Midlands it was 23.0 per 100,000
  • For England it was 25.1 per 100,000
  • 1 hospital bed was occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • 0 (zero) COVID-19-related deaths at our hospitals
  • 5.7% of cases are linked to care homes, and 30% of cases were linked to one outbreak outside of the council area
  • 14%  cases relate to people between the age 0-19
  • 2.8% cases relate to people aged 70+
  • During the last week 35% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area
  • 52% were in north Shropshire
  • 13% were in south Shropshire
COVID-19 weekly cases, 9-15 April 2021 infographic

Everyone –

  • over 50 and those in the 1-9 priority list who haven’t had a vaccination, is encouraged to book one as soon as possible
  • eligible to book their second vaccine using National Booking System, is encouraged to do so
  • who is eligible, is encouraged to get tested regularly. Everyone in England is now able access two rapid coronavirus tests a week, under an extension of the Government’s Lateral Flow Tests testing programme.
  • is encouraged to continue to follow the current Government guidelines – social distancing at least 2 metres apart, wearing face coverings and washing their hands regularly for 20 seconds.

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

If you think you may have COVID-19, or you are displaying any symptoms, do not rely on a Lateral Flow Test. You should self-isolate immediately and book a proper PCR test by visiting or call 119.