THE number of new Covid cases recorded in the county has continued to rise according to the latest figures.

A total of 2,506 cases were recorded in Worcestershire in the week up to July 14 – a rise of 60 per cent compared to the previous week.

Public Health England said 664 cases were recorded in Worcester in the same which saw a 72 per cent rise compared to the week before.

The number of cases recorded in Worcester remains the highest among the county’s six districts.

A total of 488 cases were recorded in Bromsgrove where cases increased by 31 per cent compared to the previous week.

Cases also increased by 91 per cent in Wychavon, which includes Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich, where a total of 415 cases were recorded in the week up to July 14.

Malvern Hills also saw a 90 per cent increase with cases rising to 262 for the week.

A total of 380 cases were recorded in Wyre Forest – which saw a weekly rise of 54 per cent - and 297 cases were recorded in Redditch where cases increased by 47 per cent compared to the week before.

The latest Public Health England figures show numbers are still increasing across the county in a month where cases increased by more than 1,800 per cent in the city between June 10 and July 10.

A massive increase was also seen across the county with the total number of cases in Worcestershire rising from 147 on June 10 to 1,853 a month later – a rise of more than 1,100 per cent.

Huge increases in cases were seen across all of the county including rises of over a thousand per cent in Wychavon and Wyre Forest.