Birmingham City Council’s latest coronavirus update can be seen here, and their dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week 30th January – 5th February can be seen here. There are signs that the impact of the national lockdown is bringing down case numbers. However, there is still a long way to go to bring the case rate down to the levels we achieved back in the autumn where case rates were below 200 cases/100,000 people. The average daily Covid admissions to hospitals in the city has fallen to around 125 new cases a day, however although there are positive signs of case rate and hospital admission numbers improving, pressure on the NHS remains high. Eight Birmingham wards showed an increase in cases over the last week, however most areas of Birmingham showed further decreases, including Moseley with a 24% decrease in cases. Case rates have fallen slightly in all age groups but remain highest in the 30-to-49 year group.
The current National Lockdown has been in place a while, and is set to continue, with reviews due later this month. Instead of repeating the information on measures to stay safe and protect others in each of our local Covid-19 updates, we’ll refer you to our new overview article here, which is also accessible in our “always up-to-date” list of current news items here. We will of course send updates in the newsletters when the guidance changes.