SEVERAL parts of the county remain Covid hotspots despite case numbers falling by more than a quarter in a week.

The number of cases recorded in Worcestershire dropped by more than a quarter in a week to 2,275.

Despite the fall in new cases across the county in the last seven days, several parts of Worcester, Bromsgrove and Redditch remain Covid hotspots on Public Health England’s coronavirus map due to higher-than-average cases.

A total of 61 cases were recorded in King George’s Field in Worcester – which covers WR3 and WR4 postcodes including parts of Astwood Road, Tolladine Road, Langdale Drive, Brickfields Road and Blackpole Road – making it the neighbourhood in the county with the highest number of cases.

This was followed by the city’s Dines Green and St John’s areas where 57 cases were recorded in the same week making it second on the list of the county’s Covid hotspots.

Stoney Hill in Bromsgrove saw 50 cases recorded and 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 47 cases recorded in the week.

Matchborough and Park Farm in Redditch saw 46 cases recorded making it the fifth biggest Covid hotspot in Worcestershire according to Public Health England.

A total of 470 cases were recorded in Worcester in the week up to July 30 – falling by 38 per cent compared to the week before.

In the same week, as many as 458 cases were recorded in Bromsgrove which also saw a significant drop of 28 per cent.

Cases also dropped across Malvern Hills with a total of 218 cases recorded in the week – a fall of 36 per cent.

Figures also fell by a quarter in a week in Wychavon, which includes Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich, with 382 cases recorded in the week.

Redditch saw a tiny drop with 374 cases recorded in the week meaning numbers fell by just over two per cent week-on-week.

Another drop in Wyre Forest saw cases fall by 23 per cent to 373.

The neighbourhoods in Worcestershire with the highest number of cases:

1. King George’s Field (Worcester) 61

2. Dines Green and St John’s (Worcester) 57

3. Stoney Hill (Bromsgrove) 50

4. Worcester Town South (Worcester) 47

5. Matchborough and Park Farm (Redditch) 46