WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has said a rise in Covid-19 cases in Bromsgrove is particularly "causing concern" and they are now awaiting the latest government's announcement.

We revealed this week Worcester has now reached 74.1 cases per every 100,000 people in the seven days up to October 5.

That was up from 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.

The area causing most concern is Bromsgrove now having reached 118.1, up from 84.1.

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On Monday the government is set to make an announcement that could see a three-tier system for local lockdowns introduced.

A spokesman for Worcestershire County Council said: “The rise in cases of Covid-19 in Bromsgrove is a cause for concern.

"We are seeing the infection rate increase in the district and this means the virus is spreading.

"In a wider context, the rate of infection for Bromsgrove is still lower than the average for England.

"However, this should not make us complacent.

"The numbers increase quickly and we should do all we can to reduce our cases of Covid-19.

"Next week, central government is expected to announce changes to interventions and restrictions on a local level and we await those decisions.”