Birmingham City Council’s latest coronavirus update can be seen here and their dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 12th 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 down below 200 cases/100,000 people.
Most of the identified contacts of cases are in the same household or household visitors. Spread often happens in the household, but it isn’t inevitable, and visiting the Germ Defence website can help with further information. Results also show continuing clusters in workplaces and it is important that all employers take action to protect staff, including regular testing.
Eleven wards showed an increase in case numbers over the last week and case rates remain highest in the 30 to 49 year group and are highest in our Asian communities. Moseley, however, had a 44% reduction 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.