Covid rate in North Warwickshire is three times as high as rate in Coventry

Covid rate in North Warwickshire is x times as high as rate in Coventry
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It remains the highest in the whole of the West Midlands.

North Warwickshire’s Covid-19 rate is triple that of Coventry and Birmingham – and remains the highest in the whole of the West Midlands.

The spike in coronavirus cases means the Warwickshire town still continues to have the highest rate in the region – at 156.29 per 100,000 people.

The rise comes as a school in the area was forced to close following a high number of cases, and has prompted health chiefs to take action.

The latest seven day rolling rate on the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire dashboard highlights how the rate in North Warwickshire, which includes Atherstone and surrounding villages, is triple that of neighbouring cities Coventry and Birmingham.

Coventry’s rate, during the same time period to March 27, stood at 48.99 per 100,000 people.

Neighbouring Birmingham has a rate of 64.90 per 100,000 population.

The latest table shows the rates in all area of the West Midlands – and North Warwickshire continues to top it. (Image: Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire dashboard)

The spike in cases has prompted health bosses in Warwickshire to launch home Covid-19 test kits for families in parts of North Warwickshire.

This is especially for those in the Polesworth and Dordon area and comes after Polesworth High School was forced to close after a high number of cases.

Only vulnerable and key worker children could attend last week.

Warwickshire health chiefs hope that by increasing the amount of people in the area who are having tests it will help put a stop to the recent spike in cases.

The kits can be collected from Polesworth Memorial Hall at 20 Bridge Street, Polesworth on today (Monday, March 29) between 9am and 3pm.

What is happening in the rest of our area

  • Nuneaton and Bedworth – 50.05 per 100,000 people – this shows an increase compared to data last week.
  • Warwick – 22.26 per 100,000 people. This is the second lowest in the West Midlands.
  • Rugby – 84.45 per 100,000 people. This is the third highest in the West Midlands.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon – 37.66 per 100,000 people.