ONE part of the city remains the biggest Covid hotspot in the county despite the latest figures showing cases are starting to fall.

A total of 3,131 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Worcestershire in the week up to July 20 according to Public Health England – up by a third compared to the previous week but falling slightly from a recent peak of 3,254 cases two days earlier.

The biggest hotspot in the county remained in the area classed as King George’s Field in Worcester where 88 cases were recorded in the week up to July 20 – a rise of 50 per cent on the week before.

The surge in cases in King George’s Field, which covers WR3 and WR4 postcodes including parts of Astwood Road, Tolladine Road, Langdale Drive, Brickfields Road and Blackpole Road, means the infection rate in the area is now 978 cases per 100,000 people.

Evesham Journal: HOTSPOT: King George's Field (highlighted in dark purple) has the highest infection rate in the county

The second biggest hotspot in the county was in Bromsgrove as the district passed Worcester as the area with the most weekly cases.

As many as 67 cases per recorded in Stoney Hill in Bromsgrove in the week – up by 67 per cent – with the infection rate for the area standing at 958 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 674 cases were recorded across Bromsgrove in the week up to July 20 – a rise of 46 per cent on the previous seven days – and just passing the 671 cases recorded in Worcester in the same week.

Cases in Worcester increased by just over five per cent in the week having been the district in Worcestershire with the highest number of cases for weeks.

Elsewhere in the county, cases increased by 46 per cent in Malvern Hills to 333 for the week with a 28 per cent increase in Wychavon, which includes Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich, meaning a total of 505 cases were recorded in the same seven days.

Cases continued to rise in Redditch with 440 cases recorded in the week – a rise of 65 per cent – and in Wyre Forest a total of 508 cases were recorded in a week where numbers increased by 43 per cent.