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Coronavirus cases remain high in Tamworth

Alert message sent 02/03/2021 15:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police

We would like to share information from Staffordshire County Council about Covid rates and testing opportunities in Tamworth:

The number of people catching coronavirus in Tamworth has more than halved since the New Year, but Tamworth still has the highest number of cases across all of the eight districts and boroughs in Staffordshire and is above both the West Midlands and England averages.

What’s more, fewer people are getting tested than elsewhere in the county.

Number of people testing positive per 100,000 population:
 Tamworth          177.3
 West Midlands  127.6
 England               96.4

Why we need to tackle COVID in Tamworth
1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and are spreading it without knowing.

When the virus is growing in the community, more people are at risk of catching it, more people will become ill and more people risk losing their lives.

As a country, we will only be able to move forward with lifting lockdown if the virus is under control and our hospitals are able to cope.

How you can help tackle COVID in Tamworth
Everyone can do something to control coronavirus.

There are really simple steps that you can take: stay at home in line with government guidance, stick to hands/face/space guidelines, get a regular rapid COVID test at one of our community testing centres (you can book a test by visiting https://staffordshire.zipporah.co.uk/TrackAndTrace/ ) and have the vaccine when you’re offered it.

Financial support is available for people who need to self-isolate.

More information on how you can help to tackle COVID in Tamworth can be found on the county council’s website https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Tackling-COVID-in-Tamworth.aspx

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Emma Ray (Staffordshire Police, Community Engagement Assistant, Staffordshire)

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