27th Oct, 2020

Covid-19 rise in Solihull being monitored, says council leader

Editorial Correspondent 13th Aug, 2020 Updated: 13th Aug, 2020

A RISE in Covid-19 in Solihull is being monitored, the council leader says.

Councillor Ian Courts said: “The data is telling us that there is an increase in the number of cases within our communities, but nothing as yet tied to any particular venue or activity.

“We are keeping a careful watch on the situation, but let us hope that by following the current simple rules, we can control the virus, without having to impose further restrictions, or be forced to use our new powers.

“Our centres are busier and people have been making the most of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.

“Most people are wearing face coverings when they should. For me, this is important, not just to protect others, but because it is also a sign of understanding that we are still in a crisis, that social distancing still needs to be observed.”

Solihull saw 10 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week of figures up to August 8. The average area in England had five.

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