TWO areas in the city have seen three or more new coronavirus cases recorded in the last week, new figures have shown.

Three cases were recorded in Dines Green and St John’s and a further three were recorded in Worcester Town North – the area covering many WR1 and some WR3 postcodes – which includes most of the city centre, Arboretum and Barbourne.

The latest data published by Public Health England shows which areas in the city have recorded three new cases or more in the week between August 30 and September 5 – the latest data available.

Three cases were recorded in Warndon East between August 24 and August 30.

The figures are split into several ‘middle super output areas’ – which is used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – zones that are slightly larger than postcode areas with an average population of around 7,200 people.

Areas with fewer than two cases are not highlighted.

No areas in the city had recorded having three or more positive coronavirus cases within a single week between June 14 and August 16.

The last area within the city to see more than three positive cases recorded within seven days was Battenhall and Diglis where three cases were recorded during the week ending June 7.

The number of cases was at its height in April when all but one of the 14 areas in the city the ONS publishes figures on had recorded more than three cases in a single week.

In the two weeks between April 13 and April 27, 141 cases were recorded across the city.

The only area not to record more than three cases in the same fortnight was Henwick which covers many WR2 postcodes.

A total of 2,701 confirmed cases have been recorded in Worcestershire, according to latest figures by Public Health England. Of those cases, 448 have been recorded in Worcester, 261 in Malvern Hills and 497 in Wychavon.

Elsewhere in the county, seven positive cases have been confirmed in North Malvern with three cases confirmed in Malvern Link between August 30 and September 5.

A total of five cases have been confirmed in Pershore with five cases in Evesham North and three cases in Evesham East.

A total of three cases have been confirmed in Droitwich.

A total of 529 people have died from coronavirus in Worcestershire up to August 28, according to the latest data available.