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Covid cases high in the over 60s

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People are asked to be vigilant as cases of coronavirus amongst the over 60s continue to be the highest in the Black Country.

Older people can take steps to protect themselves by making sure they are fully vaccinated and taking up their booster dose. The protection from the vaccination does reduce over time, which is why having the booster is really important.

If families are meeting indoors then making sure there is good ventilation and keeping a safe distance can help. When out and about at events, shops or other venues, and you can’t maintain social distancing wear a mask and clean your hands frequently.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

Rates in our over 60s population remain high and this is a result of household transmission from younger family members, bringing the infection home, often asymptomatically.
It’s really important that families do what they can to protect each other and the wider community. It’s lovely to meet up with family, and we don’t want to stop that, but we do recommend that people take sensible steps to protect their loved ones – doing regular lateral flow tests, getting PCR tests if they are showing typical or diffuse symptoms and of course getting their jabs and booster jabs when offered.

Keep up to date with the latest covid information at https://www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus/

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