A sharp rise of Covid-19 infection rates across Coventry and Warwickshire has been recorded.
Latest data from Public Health England shows the number of people contracting the virus has risen across the region.
From September 21 to September 27, Coventry’s infection rate, 82.63 per 100,000 people.
That is a large leap from last week where the city’s rate per 100,000 people stood at 63.79. There has also been a step rise in Warwickshire.
Its latest infection rate has risen from 32.88 per 100,000 people to 47.76 per 100,000.
Each individual district across the county has seen a rise in its infection rate.
The picture for Warwickshire districts
- Nuneaton and Bedworth – between September 25 to October 1, the rate of infection is 54.66 per 100,000 people.
- North Warwickshire- between September 25 to October 1, the rate of infection is 42.90 per 100,000 population.
- Rugby – between September 25 to October 1, the rate of infection is 56 per 100,000 people.
- Stratford-on-Avon – between September 25 to October 1, the rate of infection is 43.81 per 100,000 population.
- Warwick – between September 25 to October 1, the current rate of infection per 100,000 people is 41.04.
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Prof Kiran Patel, chief medical officer and interim CEO at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, said the ‘second wave’ of coronavirus is already here and there have been more reported positive cases at venues across the area.
West Midlands Police issued its first £10,000 Covid penalty last week to the owner of Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel in Solihull which hosted a funeral party of around 200 people.
Warwickshire Police revealed it issued three £10,000 fines for rule-breaking parties and a pub owner in Nuneaton and Bedworth area was forced to pay a £200 fine following reports of staff not wearing masks and people drinking at the bar, not at tables.
Action has also been taken in Leamington after reports of gatherings in Russell Terrace and Bedford Street on Friday, October 2.
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