CORONAVIRUS cases are still on the rise in Kidderminster, Worcestershire County Council has warned.

The county council issued another warning to town residents on Sunday, after around 50 positive Covid-19 cases were confirmed across Wyre Forest, 11 of which were in the Comberton area.

The Shuttle reported last week that Wyre Forest had the highest Covid infection rate in the county at 49 per 100,000 people, compared to the Worcestershire average of 39.

New cases were said to be rising predominantly among those under 50 and in households. Kidderminster in particular is seeing a rise in numbers, especially among younger people.

The latest figures from Public Health England however, which cover the week from September 24 to September 30, showed a lower number of confirmed cases.

Comberton had eight and Kidderminster town had three. Other areas in Kidderminster had less than two confirmed cases, while Wolverley, Cookley and Blakedown had three, Bewdley East and Upper Arley had four, Stourport Lickhill and Burlish had three, and Mitton and Wilden had four.

Worcestershire County Council posted on Twitter yesterday: "The number of infections is going up in Kidderminster.

"We all have a responsibility to do our bit, and protect our vulnerable, our elderly and our loved ones

"We can do this together - stop Covid-19 in its tracks. #BreakTheChainOfInfection"