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

In the seven days leading up to April 3, Redditch recorded an infection rate of 48.1 per 100,000 people, with 41 positive cases.

This has gone down from figures recorded a week prior up to March 27, where the rate was 98.5 with 84 cases recorded.

In nearby Bromsgrove, the rate was 20.0 per 100,000 people, with 20 positive cases in the week up to April 3.

In Worcester, the infection rate was 27.7 per 100,00 people and in Wyre Forest it was 43.4.

Corby in Northamptonshire continues to have the highest rate in England, with 103 new cases recorded in the seven days to April 3 - the equivalent of 142.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 214.6 per 100,000 in the seven days to March 27.

Wakefield has the second highest rate, down from 137.5 to 106.8, with 372 new cases.

Barnsley has the third highest rate, down from 149.5 to 106.1, with 262 new cases.