Report for week ending 19 September 2021
New cases and the overall case rate have decreased in the 7 days leading up to 19th September. The % of positive PCR tests has also decreased, along with overall testing rates using PCR, LFD or both.
All adults are encouraged to do regular home testing using the rapid Lateral flow tests. The test kits are available at community sites and pharmacies across the city, or you can also order online for home delivery directly from the government for free by post or find a local collection site.
Spread appears to be primarily occurring through household, social and workplace interactions. Spread often happens in the home but it isn’t inevitable, and www.germdefence.org can help.
In hospitals across the city, admissions range between 24 and 45 new cases a day in the week ending 19th September (total = 221), a decrease of 13% when compared to last week’s admissions ranging between 21 and 57 new daily cases (total = 255). There were 15 deaths reported this week in Birmingham, an increase of 4 deaths compared to the previous week.