Coronavirus: Latest number of deaths and confirmed cases in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales

By David Banner | Shrewsbury | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

See the latest figures for coronavirus cases and deaths in your area.

This page will be updated daily with the latest number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and the latest number of confirmed hospital deaths in your area.

Care home deaths will be updated when local Office for National Statistics figures are released each week. They have only been recorded since April 10, meaning the full figure is likely to be higher as the first hospital death in Shropshire happened on March 15.

The figures for positive tests are specific to the local authority area (ie Shropshire Council or Telford & Wrekin Council). Until July 2 the figures only included results from pillar 1 tests (hospital tests processed in government labs) but pillar 2 tests (drive-through and home kits processed in commercial labs) were added on July 2 leading to a large increase in the number of reported cases. Sometimes the number may decrease due to duplicate tests being removed.

Latest charts:

The daily number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals by date of death as of August 3. Data: NHS England
The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals by date of death as of August 3. Data: NHS England

Meanwhile, the figures for confirmed hospital deaths are released by NHS health trusts (the organisations that run our hospitals), such as the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

Where shown, a number in brackets is the change from the previous day apart from for care homes where the figures are updated weekly. For deaths, this is the daily increase in confirmed deaths and is not the same as the number of people who died in the previous 24 hours (see bottom of page for more on this).


Due to differences in reporting, the figures for individual countries may not add up to the UK total and case and death figures may sometimes decrease due to corrections.

Local case figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): Monday August 3

National case figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): Monday August 3

Death figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): Monday August 3


Care home death figures up to date as of July 28 (but figures only for April 10 to July 24)


UK cases: 305,623 (+938)

UK deaths: 46,210 (+9)

England cases: 263,602

England deaths: 41,598 (+9)

Scotland cases: 18,694

Scotland deaths: 2,491 (0)

Wales cases: 17,339

Wales deaths: 1,565 (0)

Northern Ireland cases: 5,988

Northern Ireland deaths: 556 (0)

Combined Shropshire and Telford

Cases: 2,080 (+11)

Total hospital deaths: 189 (0)

Deaths at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: 169 (0)

Deaths at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry: 5 (0)

Deaths at Shropshire Community Health Trust: 15 (0)

Care home deaths: 155 (0)


Cases: 1,446 (+8)

Care home deaths: 105 (0)

Telford & Wrekin

Cases: 634 (+3)

Care home deaths: 50 (0)


Cases: 354 (0)

Deaths: 92* (0)

*ONS Data shows at least 92 people are suspected to have died with the virus in Powys. This includes 15 hospital deaths confirmed by Public Health Wales.

Where does the data come from?

The UK and England data is released by the Government each day here.

The Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland figures are released by the relevant health authorities daily.

The number of confirmed cases in each council area is updated daily on the same UK Government page as linked to above.

For Shropshire, this includes the boroughs covered by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.

The hospital death toll is released by NHS England daily here and broken down by health trust:

As Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust runs hospitals in both the Shropshire (Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) and Telford (Princess Royal Hospital) council areas it is not possible to separate the statistics by council area.

Care home death statistics are updated weekly by the Office for National Statistics but have only been recorded since April 10.

Important to note

The hospital death figures released each day do not only refer to patients who have died in the last 24 hours. They refer to the deaths of coronavirus patients confirmed in the last 24 hours. Some patients are only included in the statistics several days later due to testing or discussions with family.

However the charts above refer to the date of death, not the date the death was announced. Thus the figures for individual dates are likely to increase as further deaths are announced.

The patients may not have died solely as a result of coronavirus but all had been confirmed as testing positive and/or had coronavirus listed as a cause of death on their death certificate.

Due to differences in how the figures are compiled by each country's health service, the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irish figures may not add up to the same as the UK figure released daily by the Government.

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