THE coronavirus infection rate has risen again in Worcester, new figures show.

The latest data shows Worcester has now reached 74.1 cases per every 100,000 people in the seven days up to October 5.

On Monday we reported there had been concerns as Worcester's coronavirus rate had almost doubled in a week reaching 66.2 cases per 100,000, in the week up to October 2.

In the past, areas have often seen local restrictions when cases were around 70 and higher. For example households were banned from mixing in Birmingham when their rate reached 90.3 cases per 100,000 last month.

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Meanwhile Bromsgrove will continue to be causing the most concern locally, now having reached 118.1.

This is up from 84.1 we reported on Monday, when Worcestershire County Council put out a statement with the director for public health in Worcestershire, Dr Kathryn Cobain, appealing for Bromsgrove residents to follow social distancing rules.

Elsewhere in the county Wyre Forest has reached 81.9, up from 45.4.

Malvern is at 66.1, up from 50.8 previously, while Redditch saw a small rise from 44.6 to 48.1.

And Wychavon is at 54.1, dropping from the 61 we reported Monday.

Data for the most recent three days (October 6-8) has been excluded in the latest data, as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.