Cases of coronavirus are beginning to rise again in Coventry – and the city has one of the worst rates in the West Midlands for the past seven days.
A dashboard has been set up which reveals the figures, along with the location of all deaths in the region.
Nuneaton and Bedworth have the highest rate of confirmed cases for the past seven days, at 10.78 per 100,000. Sandwell is next at 9.44 followed by Coventry at 9.15.
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The figures are still low compared to those recorded at the height of the pandemic, with 34 cases confirmed in Coventry in the past seven days.
At the other end of the scale, Stratford-on-Avon has a rate of just 0.77 while no new confirmed cases were recorded in the past seven days in Malvern Hills and Wyre Forest.
Looking at the overall rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 people, Nuneaton and Bedworth still comes out as worst affected at 688.9 while Coventry’s rate is 390.7 – in 22 place out of a total of 30 areas in the West Midlands.
When it comes to deaths however, there is better news. No Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in Coventry for the past three weeks, according to the dashboard.
Since the pandemic began and figures began to be recorded, in January, there have been a total of 284 deaths in the city. Of these, 76 people died in care homes and 182 died in hospital. Others died at home, in hospices or other establishments.