Nine regions of the West Midlands have higher Covid-19 rates than Birmingham

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There are now nine parts of the West Midlands with worse coronavirus infection rates than Birmingham, according to the latest data.South Staffordshire is leading the way in the region with an infection rate of over 400 per 100,000 population.

The four boroughs of Black Country – Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – have higher rates than Birmingham, which stands at 306.1.

The biggest increase was seen in Dudley, which for a long time had the lowest rate in the region, after 846 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in a week.

Here is the full list. From left to right, we read: the name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 2; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days to November 2.



Latest coronavirus rates, with highest purple areas
  1. South Staffordshire 410,9 (462), 405,6 (456)
  2. Dudley 398,6 (1282), 263,1 (846)
  3. Sandwell 385,4 (1266), 319,4 (1049)
  4. Stafford 364,9 (501), 243,3 (334)
  5. Tamworth 354,6 (272), 290,8 (223)
  6. Walsall 342,9 (979), 337,0 (962)
  7. Lichfield 326,5 (342), 233,9 (245)
  8. Cannock Chase 318,6 (321), 344,4 (347)
  9. Wolverhampton 316,7 (834), 253,3 (667)
  10. Birmingham 306,1 (3495), 277,5 (3169)
  11. North Warwickshire 289,6 (189), 288,1 (188)
  12. Telford et Wrekin 268,6 (483), 220,7 (397)
  13. Solihull 264,4 (572), 229,7 (497)
  14. Redditch 220,5 (188), 185,3 (158)
  15. Worcester 189,7 (192), 160,0 (162)
  16. Malvern Hills 119,4 (94), 104,2 (82)

The figures, for the seven days through November 2, are based on testing done in laboratories (pillar 1 of the government’s testing program) and in the wider community (pillar 2).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Data for the most recent four days (November 3-6) have been excluded as they are incomplete and do not reflect the actual number of cases.

Oldham continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,852 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 2 – the equivalent of 781.1 cases per 100,000 population.

This represents an increase of 704.3 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 26.

Blackburn with Darwen has the second highest rate, going from 770.2 to 720.8, with 1,079 new cases.

Wigan is in third place, where the rate fell slightly from 689.2 to 673.9, with 2,215 new cases.

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