Positive coronavirus cases have soared across Coventry and Warwickshire – with almost 500 recorded in just one week.

According to data from the Public Health England coronavirus dashboard, cases in Coventry rose by 272 while in Warwickshire the figure rose by 216.

This means. collectively, there has been 488 confirmed across the region from September 18 to September 24.

One area of Coventry has been particularly hard hit.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) in England show that in Canon Park and University area there were 37 cases recorded between September 17 and 23.

In Foleshill there were 16 confirmed cases, 11 in Bell Green and over in Bedworth Coalpit Field and Exhall there were 12 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, Coventry now has had 2,311 confirmed cases and its rate, per 100,000 people, is 73.21.

In Warwickshire, there has now been 3,327 cases and its rate is 37.37 per 100,000 people.

What is happening in Warwickshire towns?

  • Nuneaton and Bedworth – in the past week there have been 64 confirmed cases. The overall total is 1,084.
  • North Warwickshire- in the past week there have been 18 confirmed cases. The overall total is 415
  • Rugby – in the past week there have been 64 confirmed cases. The overall total is 610.
  • Stratford-on-Avon – in the past week there have been 28 confirmed cases. The overall total is 639 cases.
  • Warwick – in the past week there have been 24 confirmed cases. The overall total is 579.

More new government restrictions come into force today (September 28).

New rules already implemented include 10pm curfews for pubs and bars, as well as stricter rules for masks, reports MirrorOnline.

Now there are more, including reducing numbers allowed at weddings – you can read more about them all here.

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