The current rate of coronavirus in Coventry is almost triple that of Warwickshire – as cases continue to increase.

Mirroring a national trend, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is once again on the rise in Coventry, with 75 cases diagnosed in the seven days up to September 3, the latest date for which figures are available.

This means there is a rate of 20.19 cases per 100,000 people, significantly higher than the rate of 11.57 rate for the seven days up to August 25, before cases began to rise once again.

The overall rate per 100,000 in Coventry since the pandemic began is 474 and there have been 1,761 cases.

Last week Coventry City Council warned local lockdowns could be imposed on two areas of the city where cases were rising. However the authority did not release figures for those areas which had prompted the warning.

Nationally, nearly 3,000 further cases were detected in the 24 hour period between Sunday and yesterday according to Government data.

A further five deaths were also reported yesterday taking number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 41,554.

The latest surge in cases has been in younger age groups, particularly those aged between 17 and 21 according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock.



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Locally, the figures are in neighbouring Solihull are similar to those in Coventry. There the current rate is 32.35 per 100,000 people with 70 cases confirmed in the last seven days.

On August 25 the rate stood at 7.39.

But the rate overall in Warwickshire has not increased by the same margin. The current rate is 7.96, with 46 cases confirmed in the last seven days. On August 25 the rate stood at 5.54.

Rates have not stayed low across the whole of Warwickshire.

Rugby had the highest rate, at 17.44 cases per 100,000, with 19 cases in the last seven days.

North Warwickshire saw nine cases and a rate of 13.79, while Nuneaton and Bedworth recorded a rate of 9.24 and 12 new cases.

In Stratford the latest rate stands at 9.22 with 12 cases in the last seven days while Warwick recorded the lowest rate in Warwickshire, at 6.26 and nine new cases.

The latest rate in the West Midlands Combined Authority area is 24.48 (compared to 12.32 on August 25) and in the West Midlands region it is 20.9 (11.12 on August 25).

Nationally, northern areas recorded the highest rates of confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

Bradford had the highest rate at 70.58, followed by Blackburn with Darwen at 62.79 and Oldham at 61.15.





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