THE area of the city with the biggest rise in Covid cases has been revealed.

Public Health England (PHE) said 839 new Covid cases have been recorded in the city in the week up to December 22, a rise of 23.2 per cent on the previous week.

Worcester Town North, which covers WR1 postcodes that include the city centre including Castle Street, The Tything and Foregate Street, saw the biggest rise with cases up 113.9 per cent to 77 cases.

Worcester Town South, which covers the city centre towards Worcester Cathedral as well as Sidbury, parts of London Road, Wyld's Lane and Lowesmoor, saw a rise of 109.7 per cent, up to 65 cases.

Dines Green and St Johns, which covers WR2 postcodes including Tybridge Street and Tudor Way, saw a rise of 70.4 per cent, up to 46 cases.

Barbourne and Rainbow Hill, which covers WR3 postcodes including Lansdowne Road, Bilford Road and Astwood Road, was up 54.7 per cent to 99 cases.

Warndon East, which covers many WR3 and WR4 postcodes including Blackpole Road and Berkeley Way, was up 50 per cent with 63 cases.

Henwick was up 44.4 per cent to 39 cases, St Peters was up 25 per cent to 50 cases, Battenhall and Diglis was up 26.3 per cent to 72 cases, while Lyppard Grange was up 8.9 per cent to 61 cases.

Warndon West, which covers WR4 postcodes including Cranham Drive, Chatcombe Drive and Landgale Drive, saw the largest fall going down 44.9 per cent to 27 cases.

King George's Field, which covers WR3 and WR4 postcodes including parts of Astwood Road, Tolladine Road, Langdale Drive, Brickfields Road and Blackpole Road, was down 26.2 per cent to 55 cases.

And Northwick was down 5.1 per cent to 74 cases.

The latest NHS figures show a total of 49 people were in hospital in Worcestershire with Covid-19 on Bank Holiday Monday, December 27, including two people in intensive care.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said on Tuesday the evidence nationally on Covid cases and admissions did not support more interventions at the moment but the government would keep its decision not to impose further curbs in England under review.