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PremierLeague-News.Com - Covid cases have plummeted to the lowest levels since the end of the last lockdown
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A handful of Worcestershire areas have 'suppressed' Covid as infection rates continue to drop across the county. Every district in the county now has an overall rate lower than 200 Covid cases per 100,000 people, which means new cases have fallen to levels last seen at the end of the second lockdown. Redditch and Worcester have seen big falls in the latest rates, with more modest drops elsewhere in the county. Public Health England's (PHE) interactive map shows there are three smaller areas within these districts where there were three or less Covid cases in the seven days leading up to February 13. Read More Related Articles Why this Worcestershire area has the lowest Covid infection rate in the region Read More Related Articles Watch: Card shop owners say 'we're safe' as they vow to fight Covid closure order According to PHE, this means Covid can be considered 'suppressed' in the following areas: Malvern Wells & Priory Droitwich Spa West & North Abberley, Holt Heath & Hallow Just one area remains in the crimson ‘high’ rate category where rates are 400 cases per 100,000 people or more. This was Fernhill Heath & Ombersley, which had an infection rate of 464.8 and 32 cases in the week before February 13. The county's director of public health for Worcestershire recently said one factor which has contributed to the huge difference in infection rates is the proportion of people who can work from home in each area. “Like other parts of the country, we’ve seen higher rates of infection in more urbanised areas such as Worcester city and Redditch," Dr Kathryn Cobain said. “These areas have a significant proportion of people who are key workers or have to leave home to work in industries such as manufacturing and engineering. "This leads to more social contacts for these people and we know that Covid spreads when people mix. “ln our more rural areas, more people are working from home and as they are able to limit contact with other people, this in turn helps to minimise the spread." She added that increased testing was also helping break the chains of transmission across the county.
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“Worcestershire now has five large rapid Covid testing sites including Wyre Forest House in Kidderminster, Pershore Leisure Centre, Redditch Town Hall, The Ryland Centre in Bromsgrove and Worcester Cathedral," she said. “These sites are for people who don’t have any Covid symptoms and the aim of this testing is to help drive down transmission. "One in three people who are infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms, so could be spreading the disease without knowing it. “Broadening testing to identify people without symptoms, means finding positive cases quicker and breaking the chains of transmission.” The figures are based on tests carried out in Public Health England laboratories and NHS hospitals. They show the number of positive Covid-19 cases scaled to represent the number of cases per 100,000 people.
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