28th Oct, 2020

Covid-19: Figures show Bromsgrove has third highest infection rate in Worcestershire

Harry Leach 30th Sep, 2020

LATEST figures show that Bromsgrove has the third highest coronavirus infection rate in Worcestershire with 34 per 100,000 people.

These figures, recorded on September 29, are the same as Worcestershire’s average overall infection rate (34).

For reference, England’s infection rate is around 57 per 100,000.

Wyre Forest has the highest infection rate in the county with 47 per 100,000 residents, followed closely by Redditch with 43.

Malvern Hills and Wychavon have the least with 25.

Public health teams say that the public has a huge role to play in bringing the cases back down.

Dr. Kathryn Cobain, director for Public Health in Worcestershire said: “I am concerned to see the rising infection rate in Wyre Forest and in particular in Kidderminster.

“This tells us that people are not social distancing and following the rules which can help prevent the virus spreading. I am appealing to everyone to play their part.

“If you stop mixing with others, keep your distance, wash your hands and wear face coverings, you are breaking the chains of transmission and stopping the virus from spreading.”

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