Latest Infection Rates for Wolverhampton.

Here is some further information from the City Council for Wednesfield North Residents. I know that the latest stats that I placed on my Social Media sites a few days back was proven to be useful to readers. Here is City of Wolverhampton’s latest infection rates.

The latest data for Wolverhampton shows an infection rate of 181.08 cases per 100,000 residents over the seven days up to 20 October. This compares to 157.99 per 100,000 people in the seven days up to 13 October. For comparison, the highest rate in the country is currently 638.6 per 100,000 in Blackburn with Darwen and the lowest number of cases is 17.6 per 100,000 on the Isle of Wight.

As half-term begins we’re reminding families to carefully follow the guidance as set out by the Government. Wolverhampton and Wednesfield is subject to Tier 2 ‘Very High’ restrictions. To find out more about the local measures now in place and what steps residents should take, and to see the updated FAQs relating to the new guidance please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/covidalert.

Also here is an Update on local testing.

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has approved two new testing sites for Wolverhampton at Whitmore Reans Library Car Park and the Gurdwara Community Hall on Rookery Lane in Wednesfield. Both are due to be built week commencing 10 November.

Wolverhampton currently has four walk-through testing sites based at Showell Road, Faulkland Street Car Park, Blakenhall Resource Centre and on the Mountford Lane Public Car Park in Bilston. All sites are open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm. The city also has one drive-through Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) at Aldersley Leisure Village.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 is reminded to self-isolate and book a test online by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

Alternatively, Faulkland Street testing facility allows up to 50 people a day to get tested without an appointment as part of a DHSC pilot scheme.

Councillor Phil Bateman added ” I hope that you find this information helpful.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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