Covid-19 cases are rising in Tamworth.
The latest data provided today (October 15) recorded 21 positive tests in Tamworth and 83 in the last seven days, a rise of 14 and an increase of 20.3 per cent.
This brings the overall total to 608 positive tests in Tamworth so far.
In the seven day rolling rate of new cases by specimen ending on October 9, the area of Coton Farm and Perry Crofts has the highest number of cases with 17 and a rate of 185.1.
This is followed by Bolehall on 12 (161.7) and Belgrave, 10 (144.6).
Other wards with single figures include Amington 9 (118), Kettlebrook 7 (116), Dosthill and Two Gates 6 (83.7), Wilnecote West and Hockley 6 (62.6), Wilnecote East 5 (66.9) and Central Tamworth 4 (48.3).
Nearby areas close to Tamworth include Fazeley, Mile Oak and Drayton Bassett 11 (148.5), Dordon, Hurley and Wood End 9 (97.8), Whittington, Hopwas and Clifton Campville 8 (102.7), Hartshill and Ansley 8 (83.8), Polesworth, Warton and Austrey 7 (63.6), Kingsbury and Curdworth 6 (86.4) and Atherstone 5 (41.6).
Tamworth and the whole of Staffordshire and North Warwickshire are in the medium tier section of Boris Johnson’s new lockdown system but council bosses have warned residents.
Councillor Daniel Cook, Tamworth Borough Council’s leader, said: “We have worked hard as a borough to protect the vulnerable and we continue to act swiftly to contain outbreaks of Covid-19, to help reduce the risk to both lives and livelihoods.
“But the situation in Liverpool is a stark reminder of what could happen here if we don’t act now, so we are asking people of all ages to reinforce their efforts to help keep Tamworth safe.
“Complacency is Covid-19’s biggest friend and the consequences of not sticking to the rules are now in our own hands.”
Testing units returned to Tamworth this morning (Thursday) and are in place again Friday.
Tamworth Borough Council said: “Covid cases have been rising in Tamworth in recent weeks. If you’ve got any of the symptoms, please book a test.
“The mobile testing unit is at Sir Robert Peel Hospital today (October 15) and tomorrow (October 16). Tests must be booked online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus.”
The town’s MP has previously called for more testing to be done in the town.