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  4. More than 50% jump in new Covid-19 cases in Worcester

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in Worcester has increased by more than 50% in the last week, latest figures show.

    A total of 296 new cases were recorded in the city in the week up to 10 October, according to Public Health England, pointing to a rise of 56% compared to the week before.

    In the wider county, there's been a rise of 23% in the number of new cases compared to the previous seven days - the highest number of cases was recorded in Bromsgrove at 619 for the week.

    The only district to see a decrease was Malvern Hills where 175 cases were recorded in the week – a fall of 12%.

    NHS figures show that as of 1 October, a total of 1,419 people in Worcestershire have died from Covid-19.