Shropshire’s COVID-19 case rates hit a six-month low

During the 7-day period between 26 March – 1 April 2021:- 

  • 61 new cases reported 
  • This was a decrease of 31 cases (33%) compared to the previous week 
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 18.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population
  • For the West Midlands it was 45.8 per 100,000 
  • For England it was 40.9 per 100,000 
  • 5 hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients 
  • 0 (zero) COVID-19-related deaths at our hospitals 
  • 8% of cases are linked to care homes 
  • 30%  cases relate to people under the age of 30 
  • 2% cases relate to people aged 70+ 
  • During the last week 30% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area 
  • 32% were in north Shropshire 
  • 38% were in south Shropshire 

Getting tested 

From Friday April 9 2021, everyone in Shropshire will be able to access two rapid coronavirus tests a week (Lateral Flow Tests), under an extension of the Government’s testing programme. Regular testing for people without symptoms is an important tool, alongside hands, face, space, fresh air – and vaccinations – in allowing us to move safely forward as we ease out of the third Lockdown. 

As well as our testing centres and local pharmacies, you will be able to collect testing kits from local libraries and leisure centres from Monday 12 April.

A full list of collection sites are available here