Coronavirus cases increase in Worcester

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Six areas in the city recorded three or more new coronavirus cases in the last week.

Six cases were recorded in St Peter’s and a further four positive cases were recorded in Ronkswood and Nunnery Wood, according to the latest data.

Four cases were also recorded in King George’s Field – which covers WR3 and WR4 postcodes including parts of Astwood Road, Tolladine Road, Langdale Drive, Brickfields Road and Blackpole Road – during the week.

Lower Wick and Bromwich recorded three cases between September 20 and September 26 and three cases were recorded in Barbourne and Rainbow Hill.

Three cases were also recorded in Worcester Town North – the area covering many WR1 and some WR3 postcodes – which includes most of the city centre, Arboretum and Barbourne.

The latest data published by Public Health England shows which areas in the city have recorded three or more new cases in seven days.

The figures are split into several ‘middle super output areas’ – which is used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – zones that are slightly larger than postcode areas with an average population of around 7,200 people.

Areas with fewer than two cases are not highlighted by Public Health England in its figures.
In Wychavon, seven cases were recorded in the Drakes Broughton and Norton area between September 20 and 26.

Four cases were recorded in Pershore and three cases were recorded in Evesham North and Hampton.
Three cases were recorded in Droitwich Spa East.

In Malvern, six cases were recorded in Barnard’s Green, three cases were recorded in Pickersleigh in Malvern and three cases were recorded in Kempsey and Ryall. Three cases were also recorded in Upton-upon-Severn, Welland and Eldersfield.

A total of 3,131 confirmed cases have been recorded in Worcestershire up to September 27, according to latest figures by Public Health England.

Of those cases, 520 have been recorded in Worcester, 309 in Malvern Hills and 565 in Wychavon.

Five cases were recorded in Lower Wick and Bromwich Road, four cases were recorded in King George’s Field and three cases were recorded in Warndon East between September 7 and 13.

Three cases were recorded in Dines Green and St John’s and three cases were recorded in Ronkswood and Nunnery Wood.

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter