Birmingham City Council’s latest coronavirus update can be seen here and their dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 19th February can be seen here. There are signs that the impact of the national lockdown is bringing down case numbers. However rates of testing have also fallen so we cannot be confident yet that this is a real fall, especially as the fall in the percentage of positive PCR tests is only small.
The average daily Covid admissions has fallen to around 75 new cases a day across the hospitals in the city. Pressure on the NHS remains very high, although there are positive signs of case rate improving.
20 wards showed an increase in case numbers over the last week, however the actual number of cases is quite low (<62) except for Soho & Jewellery Quarter. Moseley showed a 4% increase in cases.
See our article here for an overview of guidance to stay safe and protect others. We will of course send updates in the newsletters when the guidance changes.