Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health is urging people to remain vigilant following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city over the last week.
There are currently an average of 10.3 cases per 100,000 residents over the last seven days compared to 2.7 cases per 100,000 the previous week. Many of these new cases have been linked to family clusters or contacts of known cases.
Director of Public Health John Denley said: “Over the last month or so the number of coronavirus cases in Wolverhampton have thankfully remained low and stable. However, our careful monitoring of data, along with effective testing and contact tracing, has identified a small increase in cases within the last few days.
“This is a timely reminder to us that Covid-19 hasn’t gone away, and that we need to remain vigilant. The rise we have seen over the last few days does not mean we are at a point where we are looking at a local lockdown, but we really need everyone to continue following the guidance to ensure that we can control the virus.
“While it is important that we can see family and friends, we must all continue to stay at home as much as possible, limit contact with people outside our own households or bubbles, observe social distancing by keeping at least 2m away from others, or 1m-plus if this is not possible, and not meeting in large groups. From today we must also wear face coverings if we are in shops, supermarkets, takeaways, hospitals or using public transport.”
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