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19th Oct, 2021

Editor's comment: Number of Covid deaths more than Redditch, Studley and Alcester combined

Ross Crawford 30th Jan, 2021

IT’S a terrifying and sobering thought that the number of fatalities nationwide from Covid-19 is now equivalent to more than the total population of Redditch, Studley and Alcester combined – and going up all the time.

The current Covid infection rate in Redditch is 657 per 100,000 with a noticeable spike in the number of over 60s – the most vulnerable group.

There maybe elements muttering about a possible easing of lockdown, but with the current death toll and the pressure on our NHS, this would surely let the virus back in.

Ross Crawford, editor of the Redditch Standard (January 29 edition)

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