'Reality check' says health chief as Covid rises again in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

'Reality check' says health chief as Covid rises again in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 17th Jun, 2021   0

COVID is on the rise in Solihull. The latest infection figures for the borough to the week ending June 12, is 69 cases per 100,000 people.

The figures represent an increase of 62 on the previous week making the total number of cases overall 15,119.

Ruth Tennant, Solihull’s director of public health said: “Relaxing of restrictions, combined with some seasonal summer weather may have made people think coronavirus is behind us – but I’m afraid it’s not.

“I have to give a reality check and remind everyone Covid-19 is still very much with us and cases are on the rise again here in Solihull.

Both locally and regionally we are seeing a rapid increase in the spread of the new Delta variant.

“Seeing numbers going up like this obviously raises serious concerns and we need to make sure we maintain our guard.

Vaccination remains our route out of the pandemic and is being made available to more people.

“Remember both doses are crucial to protect against this new Delta strain and given this rise, it is really important to maintain all our protective measures against Covid both at work and when out and about.

“I would urge you to get your jab as soon as it is offered or in the case of those aged 25 and over to use the national online booking system to get an appointment as soon as is possible.

“It’s vital everyone gets their second dose as well, so don’t delay, make getting both doses a personal priority.”

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