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Dudley Covid-19 data now published weekly

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People can keep up to date with the latest Covid-19 data for Dudley borough, with the publication of a weekly dashboard.

Dudley Council is publishing the information on its Health and Wellbeing board website, bringing together data already in the public domain into one place locally.

The information relates to Dudley, our neighbouring local authorities and the West Midlands region and includes figures on the number of cases, number of deaths and any outbreaks. It can be found at www.dudleyhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/localoutbreakcontrolpan

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

All councils were asked to develop a Covid Outbreak plan to inform residents of how we intend to tackle the Covid situation locally.
As part of that plan we were also asked to develop local dashboards so residents can keep up to date with the Covid situation in their area.
This information is already published nationally by Public Health England or the government, but bringing it together in one place will help residents know what the situation is here in Dudley.

The latest data for Dudley shows that while the number of cases remains very low, there has been a small rise over the last week. There were 16 new cases from July 21 to 27, an average of 5 cases per 100,000 residents, compared to four from July 14-20, an average of 1.2 cases per 100,000.

Councillor Barlow added:

I’d like to thank all Dudley residents for their efforts in following the public health measures to date to help control the virus.
However, while the number of cases is still very low, it’s vital we continue to do everything we can to follow the latest government advice to stop the spread.

Residents are urged to continue to stay at home as much as possible, limit contact with other people and work from home if they can. When out and about you should:

  • keep your distance from others and avoid crowds. Stay two metres away from other people, if you can
  • wear a face covering when on public transport, shopping or in enclosed public spaces to reduce the spread of the virus
  • wash your hands regularly throughout the day

Symptoms include a high temperature, new and continuous cough or a loss or change to smell and taste. If you have symptoms, you must get tested. You can book a test online at https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119.

If you are contacted by Test and Trace, please share as much information as possible. The data is only used to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If you think a member of your household may have the virus, not only is it important they get tested, but you need to follow government guidance on what to do to stop the infection spreading to other family members

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

For the latest information on help and support in Dudley, residents can go to www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus

For the latest government guidance visit https://www.gov.uk/

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