Here are the latest Covid rates in Warwickshire as the important tier decision looms

The county as a whole is still under the national average but there have been rises in the south

Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 9:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 9:44 am

Warwickshire is set to find out this week if it will be moved from the highest Covid restrictions into tier two.

The bad news is that there has been an increase in the county's overall figures - but the good news is that Warwickshire is still below the national average.

The figures cover the seven days up to December 9.

Warwickshire is set to find out this week is it will be moved from the highest Covid restrictions into tier two.

Unlike last time, the Government has promised to look at Warwickshire separately from Coventry and Solihull for this week's review (expected to be tomorrow, Wednesday).

But the Covid rates will only form part of the decision - hospital capacity and the rate in the over 60s play an important part too.

Inside the county, the south - including the Warwick district and the Rugby borough - has seen a rise, just as the north has seen a fall, compared the same figures in the previous week.

In the Warwick district, all the towns have seen increases after a couple of weeks of steady falls. In fact, the whole Warwick district together has seen a big 75.7% rise in cases, pushing it over the national average.

Here are the figures for the county and the individual boroughs and districts.

The seven–day rolling rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

The figures for the positive cases of Covid-19 in the seven days to December 9.

Warwickshire

Total cases: 798

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 134 (20.2%)

Rolling rate: 138.1 (which is below the national average)

Rugby borough

Total cases: 140

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 11 (8.5%)

Rolling rate: 128.5 (which is below the national average)

Warwick district

Total cases: 253

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 109 (75.7%)

Rolling rate: 176.0 (which is higher than the national average)

Stratford-on-Avon

Total cases: 94

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 34 (56.7%)

Rolling rate: 72.3 (which is much lower than the national average)

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Total cases: 217

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 18 (-7.7%)

Rolling rate: 167.1 (which is higher than the national average)

North Warwickshire

Total cases: 94

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 2 (-2.1%)

Rolling rate: 144.0 (which is just higher than the national average)