Latest coronavirus rate for each part of Birmingham and West Midlands as Sandwell enters top 10 in UK – Birmingham Live

Monday’s update of the latest Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in England has been released.

Despite a dip from 973 to 907 per 100,000 people, Sandwell is in the top 10 – behind Knowsley, Slough, Barking and Dagenham and Newham, as well as Brent, Halton, Ealing, Rushmoor and Hounslow.

Wolverhampton, Walsall and Birmingham are also in the top 50 – with rates above 700.

Birmingham has dipped to from 769 to the 720s, while Walsall is down to 719.

The figures, for the seven days to January 14, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.


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Data for the most recent four days (January 15-18) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Redditch (601.7 to 653.3) has had the seventh highest rate in England, with Malvern Hills (301.2 to 338.0) ninth.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on January 18 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 14; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 14; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 7; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 7.

Top 50:

Knowsley, 1177.9, (1777), 1346.3, (2031)

Slough, 1042.5, (1559), 1090.7, (1631)

Barking and Dagenham, 1028.6, (2190), 1544.3, (3288)

Newham, 977.8, (3453), 1408.0, (4972)

Brent, 946.1, (3120), 1080.4, (3563)

Hounslow, 932.5, (2532), 1146.1, (3112)

Halton, 930.4, (1204), 1234.1, (1597)

Rushmoor, 928.1, (878), 1299.2, (1229)

Ealing, 925.4, (3163), 1084.8, (3708)

Sandwell, 906.4, (2977), 973.4, (3197)

Harlow, 905.1, (788), 1339.2, (1166)

Eastbourne, 887.8, (921), 993.8, (1031)

Sefton, 886.7, (2451), 1023.8, (2830)

Tendring, 885.0, (1297), 1220.7, (1789)

Liverpool, 882.5, (4395), 994.3, (4952)

Wolverhampton, 882.1, (2323), 1019.1, (2684)

Castle Point, 881.9, (797), 1179.5, (1066)

Thurrock, 869.6, (1516), 1325.6, (2311)

Carlisle, 861.3, (936), 1136.4, (1235)

Croydon, 850.0, (3287), 1087.9, (4207)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 832.2, (3290), 850.4, (3362)

St. Helens, 825.6, (1491), 802.4, (1449)

Redbridge, 823.7, (2514), 1357.4, (4143)

Burnley, 813.1, (723), 1016.6, (904)

Wirral, 807.7, (2617), 926.8, (3003)

Enfield, 796.0, (2657), 1205.2, (4023)

Tower Hamlets, 788.0, (2559), 1155.7, (3753)

Waltham Forest, 785.2, (2175), 1146.6, (3176)

Isle of Wight, 777.3, (1102), 1127.2, (1598)

Greenwich, 775.5, (2233), 1081.1, (3113)

Crawley, 762.4, (857), 1148.5, (1291)

Dartford, 754.0, (849), 1107.4, (1247)

Hillingdon, 753.1, (2311), 1039.9, (3191)

Gravesham, 748.1, (800), 1146.4, (1226)

Lambeth, 740.1, (2413), 973.2, (3173)

Lewisham, 739.9, (2263), 1026.7, (3140)

Harrow, 731.4, (1837), 929.3, (2334)

Haringey, 728.8, (1958), 1048.2, (2816)

Welwyn Hatfield, 721.7, (888), 873.7, (1075)

Birmingham, 721.7, (8240), 769.0, (8781)

Havering, 720.5, (1870), 1130.4, (2934)

Walsall, 719.5, (2054), 794.1, (2267)

Luton, 718.6, (1531), 931.7, (1985)

Broxbourne, 713.4, (694), 1226.4, (1193)

Sutton, 712.9, (1471), 960.0, (1981)

Merton, 708.8, (1464), 893.3, (1845)

Reading, 708.4, (1146), 766.5, (1240)

Southwark, 701.6, (2237), 1019.4, (3250)

Watford, 701.0, (677), 892.6, (862)

Bedford, 700.6, (1214), 911.2, (1579)

Corby, 696.5, (503), 930.5, (672)

Rest of West Midlands:

Worcester, 687.6, (696), 751.8, (761)

Redditch, 653.3, (557), 601.7, (513)

Dudley, 649.0, (2087), 706.5, (2272)

South Staffordshire, 606.6, (682), 619.9, (697)

Bromsgrove, 570.7, (570), 676.8, (676)

Cannock Chase, 529.0, (533), 600.4, (605)

Wychavon, 523.1, (677), 503.0, (651)

East Staffordshire, 521.1, (624), 633.8, (759)

Solihull, 517.6, (1120), 531.9, (1151)

Telford and Wrekin, 509.9, (917), 552.1, (993)

Tamworth, 466.8, (358), 478.5, (367)

Nuneaton and Bedworth, 444.2, (577), 472.7, (614)

Rugby, 433.3, (472), 512.2, (558)

Shropshire, 423.7, (1369), 459.6, (1485)

Wyre Forest, 417.6, (423), 479.8, (486)

Lichfield, 415.3, (435), 465.8, (488)

Stafford, 402.8, (553), 489.5, (672)

Stoke-on-Trent, 393.2, (1008), 449.3, (1152)

North Warwickshire, 369.3, (241), 407.6, (266)

Malvern Hills, 338.0, (266), 301.2, (237)

Stratford-on-Avon, 299.0, (389), 323.6, (421)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, 289.7, (375), 358.5, (464)

Warwick, 252.5, (363), 369.4, (531)

Staffordshire Moorlands, 250.9, (247), 282.4, (278)

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