Latest Covid-19 figures show Rugby has the highest number of cases in the county

But the borough is still well below the national average - so people are being reminded to stay cautious but not to panic

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 11:32 am

Here are the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for Warwickshire.

Rugby now has the highest number of new cases (19) in the county but the borough is still well below the national average.

The figures, for the seven days to September 4, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

People are being reminded to stick to social distancing rules to help keep the infection rate down.
People are being reminded to stick to social distancing rules to help keep the infection rate down.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days (September 5-7) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 7 on the Government's coronavirus online dashboard.

LOCAL FIGURES

The Rugby borough now has the highest number of cases (19) in the county. The borough did have a sharp decrease in numbers at the end of last month but they have risen again at the beginning of September.

The largest rise is in North Warwickshire (from 1 case to 9), while the Warwick district still has the lowest number per 100,000 people - their figures have not changed from the previous weeks.

Here are the figures for the districts and boroughs in Warwickshire:

Rugby borough

Rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4: 17.4

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4: 19

Rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28: 7.3

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28: 8

Warwick district

Rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4: 6.3

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4: 9

Rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28: 6.3

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28: 9

North Warwickshire

Rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4: 13.8

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4: 9

Rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28: 1.5

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28: 1

Stratford district

Rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4: 9.2

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4: 12

Rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28: 6.9

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28: 9

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4: 9.2

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4: 12

Rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28: 6.9

Number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28: 9

ACROSS THE COUNTRY

In Bolton, 350 new cases were recorded in the seven days to September 4 - the equivalent of 121.7 per 100,000 people. This is the highest rate in England and it is up sharply from 48.3 in the seven days to August 28.

The rate in Bradford has also increased sharply, from 46.3 to 70.6 with 381 new cases.

Blackburn with Darwen is in third place, where the rate has risen from 47.4 to 62.8, with 94 new cases.

Other areas recording notable week-on-week jumps include:

- Birmingham (up from 28.1 to 60.3, with 689 new cases)

- Leeds (up from 29.6 to 47.9, with 380 new cases)

- Liverpool (up from 14.9 to 35.7, with 178 new cases)

- Gateshead (up from 13.4 to 46.0, with 93 new cases)

- Salford (up from 37.5 to 60.3, with 156 new cases)