23rd Oct, 2020

Covid-19: Figures show Redditch has second highest infection rate in Worcestershire

Harry Leach 30th Sep, 2020

LATEST figures show that Redditch has the second highest coronavirus infection rate in Worcestershire with 43 per 100,000 people.

These figures, recorded on September 29, are higher than Worcestershire’s overall rate of 34 per 100,000 people.

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

Only Wyre Forest has a higher infection rate than Redditch with 47 per 100,000 residents.

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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