THE Covid-19 infection rate in Redditch has dropped according to the latest Public Health data.

In the seven days leading up to March 25, Redditch recorded an infection rate of 112.6 per 100,000 people, with 96 positive cases.

This has gone down from figures recorded a week prior up to March 18, where the rate was 164.2 with 140 cases recorded.

In nearby Bromsgrove, the rate was 60.1 per 100,000 people, with 60 positive cases in the week up to March 25.

In Worcester, the infection rate was 48.4 per 100,00 people and in Wyre Forest it was 54.3.

Corby in Northamptonshire continues to have the highest rate in England, with 170 new cases recorded in the seven days to March 25, the equivalent of 235.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up from 189.7 per 100,000 in the seven days to March 18.

Rotherham has the second highest rate, up from 144.3 to 169.2, with 449 new cases.

Barnsley has the third highest rate, down from 195.7 to 157.2, with 388 new cases.