WORCESTER has seen another rise in the number of Covid cases latest data shows.

And there have been rises in the number of cases among the majority of Worcestershire's six districts in the seven days up to December 5 according to Public Health England.

The figures were published as it was also revealed there have been six Covid deaths recorded for county hospitals in the past seven days.

New cases in Worcestershire were at 3,072 that week, a rise of nine per cent on the previous seven days.

Worcester saw a rise of 4.5 per cent to 647 cases that week.

Wychavon, which includes Evesham, Droitwich and Pershore, also saw a rise with 672 cases, a rise of 8.7 per cent.

Wyre Forest, which includes Kidderminster, had 443 cases recorded - a rise of 16.9 per cent.

Bromsgrove saw rise of 11.6 per cent with 500 cases recorded, while Redditch recorded 473 new cases that week, a rise of 13.2 per cent.

And Malvern Hills saw 337 cases recorded in that seven days, equal to the previous week.

The latest NHS figures show a total of 55 people were in hospital in Worcestershire with Covid-19 on Friday, December 10, including four people in intensive care.

Figures for the week up to December 10 show the newly recorded deaths all came at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust with its total moving to 897.

There have been no newly announced Covid deaths at the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust with its total remaining at 64.

It means in total there have been 961 Covid-related deaths in county hospitals during the pandemic.

The Acute Hospitals Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust covers community hospitals and rehabilitation wards, including Worcester City Impatient Unit, Malvern Community Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital, Pershore Community Hospital, the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove, Tenbury Community Hospital and the Wyre Forest Ward.

Meanwhile the UK Health Security Agency has warned two doses of a Covid vaccine are not enough to stop you catching the Omicron variant.

Early analysis of UK Omicron and Delta cases showed the vaccines were less effective at stopping the new variant.