SHROPSHIRE residents are being encouraged to stay home over Easter as Covid-19-related deaths and hospital admissions continue to fall.

During the seven-day period between March 19-25 there were 92 new cases reported.

This was a decrease of three cases (three per cent) compared to the previous week.

The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 28.5 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population.


Six hospital beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients during the period, with one Covid-19-related death occurring.

Of the cases, 22 relate to people under the age of 30 while two cases relate to people aged over 70.

During the last week 27 per cent of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area, with 46 per cent in north Shropshire and 27 per cent in south Shropshire.

A spokesman for Shropshire council encouraged people to continue following government guidelines.

They said: "While new Covid-19 cases in Shropshire remain some of the lowest in the West Midlands, we want everyone to be cautious – and help avoid a spike in new cases.

"We are encouraging everyone to stay local over the Easter period."

Under the government's roadmap for easing the third lockdown restrictions:

  • People can meet outside, including in private gardens, either with one other household, or as a group up to six people.
  • People are encouraged to 'stay local' and to keep travel to a minimum.
  • Outdoor sports facilities such as golf courses and tennis courts can reopen, and organised outdoor sport can take place.
  • Outdoor parent and child groups are allowed with up to 15 attendees (children under five are not counted in this limit).