Covid 19: the five Sandwell neighbourhoods with the highest rise in cases

Members of the public queue to enter a temporary Covid-19 testing centre s (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)Members of the public queue to enter a temporary Covid-19 testing centre s (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Members of the public queue to enter a temporary Covid-19 testing centre s (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

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We’ve taken a look at where Covid case rates are rising fastest in Sandwell

Coronavirus infection rates have risen steeply across the UK in the past week, official figures show.

There were 327,467 positive test results in the week to December 3, up 11% from the week before.

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At a regional level, Northern Ireland has the highest infection rates in the UK, with 670 cases per 100,000 people, followed by South East England, with 659 cases per 100,000.

Scotland has the lowest rate, with 358 cases per 100,000.

At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week to December 2.

Here are the neighbourhoods in Solihull which have seen the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

1. Greets Green East

Greets Green East has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 183.3% from 95.3 cases per 100,000 people to 270.0

2. Hamstead East

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Hamstead East has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 175.0% from 117.2 cases per 100,000 people to 322.3.

3. Rowley East

Rowley East has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 146.1% from 197.2 cases per 100,000 people to 485.4.

4. Wednesbury South

Wednesbury South has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 67.8% from 276.4 cases per 100,000 people to 463.9.

5. Great Barr

Great Barr has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 54.3%, from 309.5 cases per 100,000 people to 477.6.

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