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Caution urged as Covid cases continue to rise

Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2022
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With cases continuing to rise across the country, residents are being urged to stay safe and take sensible precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Covid-19 case rates have increased in Staffordshire – with the latest figures sitting above the regional average at 242.5 per 100,00 population. Residents are asked to take sensible precautions to reduce the risk of spreading infection, such as meeting people outdoors or in well-ventilated settings. People who test positive for Covid-19 or develop the main symptoms are urged to stay at home and avoid contact with others.

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Paul Northcott, said:

"The rise in cases is a stark reminder that Covid has not gone away and residents should continue to follow the latest Covid-19 safety advice including washing your hands regularly, meeting others outdoors, keeping rooms well ventilated and staying up to date with your vaccinations. 

We must all play our part in keeping infection rates down to protect ourselves and others. This way, we can enjoy the summer holiday safely, whilst protecting our most vulnerable residents."

 People can find more information and book a vaccine online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine or by calling 119.

 People can find details of walk-in clinics at: www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab

 Information and guidance on living safely with Covid and respiratory infections can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000