Covid-19: Which Birmingham areas have seen the biggest rise in infections

Covid infection rates are rapidly rising across England and there are fears the NHS could be overwhelmed this winter

A woman wearing a face mask or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, walks past the town hall in Victoria Square in Birmingham (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Covid infection rates are rapidly rising across England and there are fears the NHS could be overwhelmed this winter.

The British Medical Association has branded the UK Government “wilfully negligent” after it decided not to trigger its so-called Plan B measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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It comes after Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned the UK may see 100,000 cases a day and urged people to take precautions such as getting vaccinated.

He told a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday that it was not the right time to reintroduce restrictions such as compulsory face coverings.

There are now 149 neighbourhoods in England that have an infection rate above 1,000 per 100,000 people.

In Birmingham there have been 3,347 positive cases in the seven days to 15 October. This is a rate of 293.5.

As cases continue to rise across the country, we reveal which neighbourhoods in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people.

Birmingham

1.Saltley West

Saltley West has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 274.8%, from 44.1 cases per 100,000 people to 165.3.

2. Lyndon Green

Lyndon Greenhas seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 175.1%, from 128.9 cases per 100,000 people to 354.6.

3. Acocks Green West

Acocks Green West has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 169.1%, from 132.2 cases per 100,000 people to 355.8.

4. Moseley

Moseley has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 120.1%, from 148.1 cases per 100,000 people to 325.9.

5.Hill Hook

Hill Hook has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 117.6%, from 274.8 cases per 100,000 people to 598.1.

6. Kitts Green

Kitts Green has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 117.4%, from 274.8 cases per 100,000 people to 597.3.

7. Selly Oak Park & Lodge Hill

Selly Oak Park & Lodge Hill has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 107.7%, from 190.2 cases per 100,000 people to 395.

8. Sheldon North

Sheldon North has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 105.3%, from 235.3 cases per 100,000 people to 417.9.

9. Brandwood End

Brandwood End has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 105.6%, from 203.3 cases per 100,000 people to 483.

10. Little Bromwich

Little Bromwich has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 92.3%, from 146.2 cases per 100,000 people to 281.2.

11. Chester Road

Chester Road has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 86.3%, from 226.1 cases per 100,000 people to 421.3.

12. New Oscott

New Oscott has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 84.6% from 276.1 cases per 100,000 people to 509.7.

13. Balsall Heath East

Balsall Heath East has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 81.8% from 134.3 cases per 100,000 people to 244.2.

14. Yardley Wood West

Yardley Wood West has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by from 338.5 cases per 100,000 people to 612.5.

15. Wake Green East & Moseley Bog

Wake Green East & Moseley Bog has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 78.5% from 172.8 cases per 100,000 people to 308.5.

16. Stirchley North & Selly Park

Stirchley North & Selly Park has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 72.7% from 139.6 cases per 100,000 people to 241.1.

17. Ladywood -Summer Hill

Ladywood -Summer Hill has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 71.3% from 80.6 cases per 100,000 people to 138.1.

18. Reddicap Heath

Reddicap Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 60.5% from 373.5 cases per 100,000 people to 599.6

19. Yardley South

Yardley South has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 60.5% from 373.5 cases per 100,000 people to 599.6

20. Handsworth South

Handsworth South has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 52.6% from 163.4 cases per 100,000 people to 249.4.

Sandwell

1. Princes End & Willingsworth

Princes End & Willingsworth has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 200%, from 114.5 cases per 100,000 people to 343.5.

2. Brandhall

Brandhall has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 88.9%, from 215.4 cases per 100,000 people to 406.9

3. West Bromwich North

West Bromwich North has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 84.1%, from 222 cases per 100,000 people to 408.6.

4. Cradley Heath

Cradley Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 73.3%, from 218.3 cases per 100,000 people to 378.3.

5. Tibbington

Tibbington has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 64.7%, from 363.4 cases per 100,000 people to 598.6.

Solihull

1. Fordbridge

Fordbridge has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 82.6%, from 361 cases per 100,000 people to 659.1.

2. Ulverley Green & Langley

Ulverley Green & Langley has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 80.0%, from 243.8 cases per 100,000 people to 438.8.

3. Lyndon North

Lyndon North has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 62.5%, from 266.2 cases per 100,000 people to 432.5.

4. Shirley Heath

Shirley Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 64.7%, from 276.8 cases per 100,000 people to 456

5. Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green & Hockley Heath

Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green & Hockley Heath has seen case rates of positive Covid cases rise by 50.0%, from 442.2 cases per 100,000 people to 663.3.

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