THE infection rate for coronavirus cases in Wyre Forest appears to have slowed after falling from 94 to 79 per 100,000 people.

According to figures from Public Health England, the rate for the district now stands at 88 for the week up to October 20, with 89 ongoing cases - no change on the previous week.

In Bromsgrove, there were 162 cases per 100,000 residents, with an extra 21 cases compared to the week before.

Redditch had a rate of 118, with 101 cases that week - an extra 19 cases on the previous week.

Worcester had 118 cases per 100,000 people, with 119 ongoing cases - an extra 50 compared to the week before.

Wychavon had a rate of 105 and 136 cases between October 14 and October 20 - 48 more than the week before.

Malvern had 72 cases per 100,000 people, with 57 confirmed cases recorded - up seven on the previous week.

It means Wyre Forest has the second lowest infection rate in Worcestershire.

The average infection rate in England was 123.

However, some areas in Wyre Forest still saw a rise in confirmed cases, with some recording an infection rate far higher than the national average.

Here are the areas with the highest and lowest infection rates in Wyre Forest last week:

  1. Stourport Lickhill and Burlish (256.6) - 18 cases, same as previous week
  2. Greenhill (171.2) - 12 cases, up six
  3. Hartlebury and Wychbold (162.8) - 13 cases, up five
  4. Stourport Mitton and Wilden (151.3) - 12 cases, same as previous week
  5. Comberton (118.5) - 10 cases,up three
  6. Franche (116.2) - eight cases, up four
  7. Foley Park (105.6) - eight cases, up five
  8. Birchen Coppice (98.8) - six cases, up four
  9. Bewdley East and Upper Arley (87.8) - six cases, up one
  10. Kidderminster Town (58.5) - five cases, down three
  11. Bewdley West, Ribbesford and Far Forest (56.7) - four cases, down one
  12. Wolverley, Cookley and Blakedown (54.9) - five cases, down six
  13. Spennells and Hoobrook (46.7) - three cases, up one
  14. Habberley (45.8) - three cases, down five

The areas in dark blue had the highest infection rate, followed by dark green, light green, yellow then white.

Areas with fewer than three cases are not represented on the Public Health England map.