Birmingham news Covid hotspots in Worcestershire as cases explode across country MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The alarming rise of infections continues in Worcester, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster and more
Breaking News ! The alarming rise of coronavirus infections in Worcestershire continues, with more neighbourhoods entering the ‘super high’ category. Covid infection rates have soared dramatically across the county, with cases more than doubling in the space of a week in some areas. Worcester is now the district which has been hit worst by the rapid spread of the virus in recent weeks, with 756 cases and an infection rate of 746.9 in the seven days to January 7. This compares to 405 cases and an infection rate of 400.1 in the seven days to December 31 - just a week earlier. Read More Related Articles Hospitals crisis - pressure mounts for answers on £66 million NEC Nightingale Read More Related Articles Mapped - every Covid-19 vaccination centre in West Midlands confirmed by NHS England Elsewhere in the county during the same period, Bromsgrove's cases have risen from 441 to 674, Redditch jumped from 354 to 511 while Wychavon's cases soared from 418 to 648. Public Health England's interactive map shows where exactly in these areas that infections are quickly spiralling out of control. According to the map, which shows infection rates and the number of cases recorded in the seven days to January 7, there are dozens of neighbourhoods with rates at 400 cases per 100k or above. Perhaps even more worryingly, there are at least ten areas in Worcestershire now in the dark crimson ‘super high’ rates category where rates are 800 cases per 100,000 people or more. These include Matchborough & Park Farm in Redditch, Henwick in Worcester and Worcester Town South. The county’s Director of Public Health, Dr Kathryn Cobain, previously put the explosion in Covid case rates down to Christmas mixing. The figures are based on tests carried out in Public Health England laboratories and NHS hospitals.
. The worst hit neighbourhoods according to the latest PHE data can be found below: Matchborough & Park Farm, Redditch - 942.1 cases per 100k, 67 cases in week to Jan 7 Henwick, Worcester - 913.7, 52 cases Worcester Town South - 903.0, 63 cases Bromsgrove Charford - 885.5, 75 cases Rubery West - 873.8, 57 cases King George's Field, Worcester - 856.1, 77 cases Ronkswood & Nunnery Wood, Worcester - 855.0, 56 cases Webheath, Redditch - 852.9, 61 cases Lyppard Grange, Worcester - 829.3, 50 cases Stoke Heath, Finstall & Bentley, Bromsgrove - 807.9, 66 cases Frankley, Bromsgrove - 800.7, 71 cases
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