New figures released this week are showing how the rise in Coronavirus figures between December 2020 and January 2021 are affecting each age group in Shropshire. 

Public Health statistics released by the government show the rate of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result per 100,000 population in a seven-day period.

In the county, there is a three-figure rise in cases per 100,000 of the population on a rolling seven-day period for all but two of the age groups.

For four age groups between 60 and 79, the rise in cases last month ranged from 255.38 per cent (57.6 to 204.7) for 75-79 year olds to 563.18 per cent for 60-64 year olds (36.4 to 241.4).

However, the biggest rise in age groups, shown in the interactive table, was from mid to late teens, who recorded just 59.7 cases on December 1 but saw a 696.97 per cent leap to 316.4 cases on January 1, 2020. 

Similarly, age groups from 20 to 49 also saw significant rises in the number of recorded cases while the number of babies to toddlers, in the 0-4-year-old age group, testing positive rose from 33.7 to 107.7 with a 219.58 per cent increase.