LATEST Coronavirus cases data shows cases are at similar levels to the last reported figures.

Public Health England (PHE) figures show Worcester had, during the week up to last Sunday, (September 13), an infection rate of 13.8 cases per 100,000 people - a 0.1 drop from the 13.9 up to September 10.

Wychavon was at 20.1, down from the 27.8 previous figure, Malvern was at 28 up from 25.4, Wyre Forest was at 20.7 up from 14.8, Bromsgrove - the worst hit area in terms of Covid-19 deaths in the pandemic - was down to 28 from 32, while Redditch was up to 15.2 from the previous reported figure of 11.7.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Data for the most recent three days (September 14-16) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

And Dr Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire, also warned earlier this week the cases data was also likely to not currently being giving a "true picture" as residents with symptoms were not being tested, due to the recent testing issues.

Meanwhile the number of ‘all settings’ deaths has reached 530 latest Office of National Statistics figures show.

There was one Covid-19 death, of a Wychavon resident in hospital in the week up to September 4, according to the ONS data published.

This means that ONS data shows that in total 530 Worcestershire people, classed as having Covid-19, had died up to that date. They include:

134 Bromsgrove residents; 75 in hospital, 54 in a care home, four elsewhere and one in a communal establishment.

115 Wyre Forest residents; 65 in hospital, 39 in a care home, nine at home and two in a communal establishment.

111 Wychavon residents; 50 in hospital, 49 in a care home, five at home, four in a communal establishment, two in a hospice and one elsewhere.

63 people from Worcester; 29 in hospital, 27 in a care home, four at home, two in a communal establishment and one in a hospice.

60 people from Redditch; 49 in hospital, eight in a care home, two at home, and one in a communal establishment.

47 people from Malvern; 24 in hospital, 20 in a care home, two at home and one in a communal establishment.