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Report for week ending 15 January 2022

View the latest government information on cases in Birmingham

In the 7 days up to 15 January, new cases significantly decreased, along with the overall case rate. In the 7 days up to 14 January both the % positive PCR tests and the testing rates using PCR and LFD have significantly decreased.

All adults are encouraged to do regular home testing using the rapid Lateral Flow Tests.

The test kits are available at community pharmacies and council collection points across the city, or you can also order online for home delivery directly from the government for free by post.

In hospitals across the city, admissions ranged between 73 and 119 new cases a day in the week ending 15 January (total = 690). This is an increase of 6% when compared to last week’s admissions of between 63 and 127 new daily cases (total = 654).

There were 22 deaths reported this week in Birmingham, a decrease compared to 26 deaths reported in the previous week.

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