THE fall in the number of people in Shropshire with Covid-19 is continuing but it is slowing down.

Latest figures show 95 new cases in the week up to March 18 and 11 hospital deaths.

Rachel Robinson, director of public health for the county says that there remains cause for concern.

“The slowing down in the drop of the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is similar to the trend seen in the rest of England, and partly explained by the increased take up of symptom-free testing,” she said.

“Symptom-free testing is widely available across Shropshire and I would encourage people who are not working from home, parents and secondary school pupils to regularly test twice a week.”

“The more cases we find the more we will reduce transmission.

“Lockdown measures will be slightly easing again on Monday 29 March, phase 2 of Step 1, so it’s vital that we all continue to follow all of the measures designed to keep us safe.

“It’s vital we all do everything possible to keep the number of cases down.”