Latest coronavirus news – cases spike in Shropshire
More collection points to help you home test twice a week
Lateral Flow home tesk kit
We’ve changed the times and places you can now collect your Lateral Flow home test kits to help you test yourself twice a week.
These rapid home testing kits are available for free from many locations around the county, including pharmacies, community buildings, libraries and leisure centres. Find you nearest collection point here
Using these home tests which gives you a result in around 30 minutes, are an important tool, alongside ‘hands, face, space, vaccinations and fresh air’, in allowing us to move safely forward as we ease out of the third Lockdown.
COVID-19 cases spike in Shropshire
Coronavirus figures 16 to 22 April 2021
54 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Shropshire between 16-22 April.
Despite the increase, we continue to have one of the lowest infection rates in the region with 16.7 cases per 100,000, and once again there was zero COVID-19 deaths in our hospitals.
However, this serves an important reminder that we must all continue to follow the Government guidance, get the vaccine when invited, and use a Lateral Flow Test twice a week – even if you have had the jab.
Residents affected by Welsh outbreak
So far 21 people from Shropshire who work at a factory in Bala have tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak.
The staff, who live in Oswestry and Ellesmere, and their contacts, have been advised to self-isolate for 10 days.
It is thought that the number of cases may continue to rise as the programme of screening and testing continues.
Originally published by Shropshire Council