THE city’s coronavirus ‘hotspots’ have been revealed with the latest figures showing one area in the city has recorded 76 cases in a week.

A total of 76 cases were recorded in King George’s Field in Worcester - which covers WR3 and WR4 postcodes including parts of Astwood Road, Tolladine Road, Langdale Drive, Brickfields Road and Blackpole Road – between December 31 and January 6.

Public Health England data shows eight areas recording 50 cases or more during the same period with every part of the city recording 37 cases or more.

Three areas in the city also have very high average infection rates according to the latest figures.

The area known as King George's Field has an average infection rate of 845 cases per 100,000 people whilst Henwick has an infection rate of 825.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Warndon East has an infection rate of 812 cases per 100,000 people.

Areas with infection rates above 800 cases per 100,000 people are placed in the highest 'hotspot' category by Public Health England (PHE).

The number of cases in Worcester by area:

1. King George’s Field 76

2. Northwick 60

3. Worcester Town South 59

4. Barbourne and Rainbow Hill 56

5. Battenhall and Diglis 54

6. Ronkswood and Nunnery Wood 52

7. Lower Wick and Bromwich Road 51

8. Warndon East 51

9. Henwick 47

10. Dines Green and St John’s 47

11. Worcester Town North 42

12. St Peters 39

13. Warndon West 37

PHE's coronavirus map shows where the most cases have been recorded with the three areas in Worcester highlighted dark purple because of the soaring infection rates.

The coronavirus hotspot figures are split into several ‘middle super output areas’ – which are used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - of which Worcester is split into 14 zones.

These zones are slightly larger than postcode areas with an average population of around 7,200 people in each.

A total of 60 cases were recorded in Northwick and 59 cases were recorded in Worcester Town South - which covers most of the city centre towards Worcester Cathedral as well as Sidbury, parts of London Road, Wyld's Lane and Lowesmoor.

As many as 56 cases were recorded in Barbourne and Rainbow Hill and 54 cases were recorded in Battenhall and Diglis.

A total of 52 cases were recorded in Ronkswood and Nunnery Wood and 51 cases were recorded in Lower Wick and Bromwich Road.

Warndon East saw 51 cases recorded and 47 cases were recorded in Henwick.

A total of 47 cases were recorded in Dines Green and St John's and 42 cases were recorded in Worcester Town North - the area covering many WR1 and some WR3 postcodes and includes most of the city centre, Arboretum and Barbourne.