- It has risen over recent days before dropping
Rugby’s Covid-19 rate climbed above 100 before falling back according to the latest data.
The north Warwickshire town has, according to latest data, the second highest rate in the whole of the West Midlands.
Figures on the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire dashboard show the rate per 100,000 people for the seven days up to March 20.
It lists Rugby’s rate at 94.55 per 100,000 people – the second highest in the area.
The town’s rate on March 19 had crept up above 100 with a rate of 100.98 per 100,000 people recorded.
This is almost double that of Coventry – which currently stands at 51.95 per 100,000 people.
Only Redditch has a higher rate than Rugby, at 154.82 per 100,000 people.
Those rates still remain far below the peak of infections seen during the early weeks of the year.
What is happening elsewhere in Coventry and Warwickshire?
Stratford-on-Avon which once had one of the lowest rates in the West Midlands, is now ranked at 12th.
Its rate, as of the seven days up to March 20, stood at 64.57 per 100,000 people.
Just below is North Warwickshire.
This town, which topped the 200 mark on February 25 has now seen its rate fall to 64.35 per 100,000 people.
Next is Coventry which has seen its rate rise ever so slightly, just above the 50 mark.
As of the same time period, the rate in the city stood at 51.95 per 100,000 people.
As of the seven days leading to March 20, it stood at 48.51 per 100,000 people.
Warwick continues to have the lowest rate in Warwickshire but it has risen slightly – to 39.65 per 100,000 people.
Malvern Hills continues to have the lowest rate in the whole of the West Midlands – at 24.14 per 100,000 people.
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