Covid-19 rates in Sandwell neighbourhoods: where cases are falling the fastest

Here are the Sandwell districts where Covid rates are falling the fastest

Coronavirus cases are now falling in every local area of the UK as the Omicron wave subsides.

But rates still remain high across the north of England and Northern Ireland, the latest figures show.

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Every one of the 380 council areas across the UK saw fewer people testing positive last week, when compared with the week before.

In the week to January 13 Covid cases have fallen across Sandwell.

There were 6781 new Covid cases recorded in Sandwell in the week to 6 January, compared with 4466 cases in the week to 13 January - a fall of 34.1%. Below we have listed the areas where cases are falling fastest.

The North East remains the worst affected part of the UK, with a rate of 1,586.4 cases per 100,000 residents in the week to January 13.

This is a 39% fall from the rate seen the week before.

Yorkshire and the Humber had the second worst rate, at 1,205.2 cases per 100,000, followed by Northern Ireland, with 1,194.2 cases per 100,000.

Wales had the lowest rate, at just 593.9 cases per 100,000.

But comparison across the UK nations is difficult as case numbers do not include positive lateral flow tests in Scotland or Wales.

England’s Plan B measures are to end next Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that restrictions brought in across Scotland to deal with the Omicron wave will end on Monday.

This will see nightclubs reopen and social distancing requirements in hospitality venues end.

West Bromwich town centre (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Here are the neighbourhoods in Sandwell with the biggest drop in case rates in the past week.

1. Wednesbury

Wednesbury has seen case rates of positive Covid-19 cases fall by 52.5% from 2389.4 cases per 100,000 people to 1135.7.

2. Woods & Mesty Croft

Woods & Mesty Croft has seen case rates of positive Covid-19 cases fall by 52% from 2559.5 cases per 100,00 people to 1228.6.

3. Great Barr

Great Barr has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 50.0% from 1840.5 cases per 100,000 people to 920.2.

4. Princes End & Willingsworth

Princes End & Willingsworth has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 47.7% from 2535.2 cases per 100,000 people to 1324.8.

5. Old Hill

Old Hill has seen case rates of positive Covid-19 cases fall by 46.5% from 2096.2 cases per 100,000 people to 1120.6.

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