Number of Covid patients admitted to Shropshire hospitals rises

The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has dropped over the last week.

Medical staff on the Covid-19 ward at the Neath Port Talbot Hospital, in Wales, as the health services continue their response to the coronavirus outbreak. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 2, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Jacob KingPA Wire.
Medical staff on the Covid-19 ward at the Neath Port Talbot Hospital, in Wales, as the health services continue their response to the coronavirus outbreak. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 2, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Jacob KingPA Wire.

Latest daily figures released by the Government show that 105 people tested positive, bringing the total to 542 in the week - a drop of 16.4 per cent .

There was a bigger drop of 35.6 per cent in Telford and Wrekin to 381 positive tests in the week, 61 in 24 hours.

However those admitted to the Royal Shrewsbury or Princess Royal Hospitals in the week has risen to 43 in the week, an increase of 67 per cent on the previous week. They included 10 new patients in the 24-hour period.

Vaccination figures show 88.2 per cent of the population in Shropshire have had their first vaccination, and 75.9 per cent their second.

Figures are lower in Telford and Wrekin with 80.7 per cent having had their first vaccination, 65.7 per cent their second.

Nationally 119 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid in the 24 hours, with no deaths in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

There were 668 patients admitted to hospital - 5,847 in seven days - which is a slight drop of 4.9 per cent.

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