Amington contines to be a Covid-19 hotspot in and around Tamworth with its seven-day rolling rate comfortably above 600 per 100,000.
Coton Farm and Perrycrofts also has a rate above 600 with only two others over 500 or more.
The seven–day rolling rate of new cases by specimen date ending on January 13 shows:
- Amington, 48 cases (up by 2, 4.3 per cent), rolling rate of 629.2
- Coton Farm and Perrycrofts, 56 (2, 3.7), 609.6
- Glascote Heath, 40 (4, 11.1), 571.5
- Wilnecote West and Hockley, 54 (16, 42.1), 563.8
- Kettlebrook, 28 (6, 27.3), 464
- Central Tamworth 35 (1, 2.9), 422.4
- Dosthill and Two Gates, 30 (8, 36.4), 418.3
- Belgrave, 28 (1, 3.7), 404.7
- Bolehall, 28 (down by 4, 12.5), 377.4
- Wilnecote East, 26 (down by 13, 33.3), 347.9
- Whittington, Hopwas and Clifton Campbille, 40 (down by 11, 21.6), 513.6
- Fazeley, Mile Oak and Drayton Bassett, 34 (down by 6, 15), 458.9
- Atherstone, 45 (down by 4, 8.2), 374.3
- Kingsbury and Curdworth, 26 (down by 6, 18.8), 374.3
- Dordon, Hurley and Wood End 30 (5, 20), 326.1
- Polesworth, Warton and Austrey 31 (4, 14.8), 281.5
- Lichfield Central, 28 (dowm by 34, 54.8), 247.8
Latest data at local authority (lower tier) level provided yesterday showed 48 people had tested positive in Tamworth with 371 in the last seven days, a drop of 55 and 12.9 per cent.
A new asymptomatic testing centre has opened in Tamworth.
Tamworth residents who have to leave their homes during the lockdown are being urged to get regular Covid-19 tests via the centre, based at Tamworth College in Croft Street Monday to Friday.
Testing slots are initially available every day between 10am and 4pm from Monday, January 18 and must be booked in advance at https://staffordshire.zipporah.co.uk/TrackAndTrace/. Slots for this week are now live.
There will be community testing with good availability at Wilnecote Parish Hall on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24. from 10am to 4pm also available to book.
Dr Johnny McMahon Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “While everyone should be staying at home as much as possible, there are some people who have a legitimate need to be out and about, for example for essential shopping or because they cannot work from home.
“Cases continue to be worryingly high in Staffordshire and we need to do everything we can to protect lives and ease pressure on the NHS this winter.
“We know that one in three people who have the virus show no symptoms, so that’s why we need everyone who is out and about to get tested on a regular basis and help us stop the spread of infection.
“Testing is quick, simple and free and may well protect the people you care for and the wider community.”