This week our COVID infection figures are beginning to show a small decline, hovering around 495 infections per 100,000 with new cases falling to 1,023 each week in Solihull, and 10 of the borough’s wards seeing a decrease, with only seven increasing.

The decrease is much slower than we experienced in March’s lockdown last year, but it is welcome news and shows that all the effort that people have put in during this lockdown is beginning to pay off.

Sadly, hospital in-patient numbers are still increasing and continue to put enormous pressure on our local NHS, so it is crucial to stick with the restrictions until our numbers fall to much lower levels.

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