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Ruth Tennant Expresses Concern Over COVID Rate Growing.

todayMarch 16, 2021

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Solihull Council released a urgent message from Solihull’s Director of Public Health, Ruth Tennant today expressing concern of the COVID rate suddenly rise.

The rate of COVID cases was around 54.1 on the 4th of March 2021, but as of today, Solihull Council reports that the rate has gone up to 83.2 per a 100,000 instead! A rise of 117-180 cases, now making Solihull one of the third highest in the West Midlands; This means Solihull now passes Birmingham, Warwickshire and Coventry.

Ruth has consistently expressed thoroughly today the concern of why the public needs to take this as a very serious warning.

“This is a real concern and a clear remind that we are not out of the woods yet.” Ruth began to state, “As we saw before Christmas when there was a huge surge in cases, once the new variant gets out, it spreads very quickly, causing new outbreaks and transmitting around families and workplaces.”

First noting Christmas and now recently, Mother’s Day, COVID has seen surges around both holidays.

During this time, it is very important to remember the following, Ruth expressed in their statement:

  • People can only meet one other person outdoors.
  • You should not meet in groups.
  • Indoor mixing is not yet allowed and risks spread of the virus.
  • Stay at home unless you need to go out for essentials.
    • Including education for children and young people.

The Director of Public Health urges people to remember that even if they do not show any signs of COVID-19, they can still be an asymptomatic carrier, meaning they can still spread the virus without them even being aware of the virus being present in their body.

There is a reminder that Solihull Council are providing advice for those who are clinically vulnerable, in need of help regarding food, fuel and money as well as other ways to stay safe or help volunteer safely in the UK over on their Here2Help page.

Ruth then finishes their statement simply saying that it is easy to contact the Council itself over on their number 0121 704 8000.

Written by: Louisa Coller

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