The stark Covid-19 divide continues in Warwickshire as towns brace for Tier 3 restrictions.

The latest data available from the Public Health England and the Department of Health on the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull dashboard show that there remains a huge difference between areas in the county.

Figures for the seven days to November 26 reveal that while the rate is falling county-wide, the picture between the north and the south remains divded.

Stratford’s rate for that time period was 83.01 per 100,000 people – compared to North Warwickshire’s, which stood at 254.35 per 100,000.

The rate in North Warwickshire is improving from the days when it topped 400 but it is the highest in the county.

Second highest is Nuneaton and Bedworth, which had been the highest, but has seen its rate fall from a high of 383.42 on November 15 to 231.75 per 100,000 people.

Warwick’s rate is getting closer to the 100 mark, with the November 26 data showing the rate at 116.17 per 100,000 people.

Rugby is the only area in northern Warwickshire which has fallen way below the 200 mark, with the latest available data showing the rate at 157.89.

Fight to move to Tier 2

Tomorrow, when lockdown ends, the strictest restrictions will come into force in Warwickshire.

It has been placed into Tier 3 after being placed in a sub-region with Coventry and Warwickshire.

But the battle to get the county to be moved out of Tier 3 continues and it is gathering pace.

Nuneaton’s MP is the latest to add his weight to the campaign to get the government to let Warwickshire go it alone, and not be part of the sub region, when the first Tier review is held on December 16.

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