Covid-19 rates in Solihull neighbourhoods: where cases are falling the fastest
Here are the Solihull districts where Covid rates are falling and rising the fastest
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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 Solihull, there were 4050 new Covid cases recorded in the week to 6 January, compared with 2236 cases in the week to 13 January - a fall of 44.8%.
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.
In Solihull, Covid rates have fallen in every neighbourhood.
We’ve taken a look at where Covid rates are falling the fastest in the town.
At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week to January 13.
Here are the neighbourhoods in Solihull with the biggest drop in case rates in the past week
1. Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green & Hockley Heath
Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green & Hockley Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 59.0% from 2219.9 cases per 100,000 people to 910.9.
2. Lyndon North
Lyndon North has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 55.1% from 1780.1 cases per 100,000 people to 798.5.
3. Shirley Heath
Shirley Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 55% from 1954.1 cases per 100,000 people to 879.3.
4. Smith's Wood North
Smith's Wood North has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 53.8% from 2025.2 cases per 100,000 people to 936.0.
5. Castle Bromwich East
Castle Bromwich East has seen case rates of positive Covid cases fall by 53.4% from 2208 cases per 100,000 people to 1028.1.
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