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Warwickshire school Covid hotspots revealed as more than 1,700 recorded cases

Rugby, Warwick and Nuneaton schools are Warwickshire’s Covid hotspots for positive cases.

The way data is collected is now different to last year and depends on the schools themselves sending figures to the Department for Education (DfE) Education Status Survey.

The latest data available, for the week ending January 14, is based on a school response rate of 62%.

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Although these are not statistics from all schools in the county, data provided to CoventryLive shows that there are 1,741 registered positive cases among pupils.

Of these, Rugby has had the most cases, with 397 cases.

Warwick was next with 387 cases, then Nuneaton with 372 cases.

North Warwickshire had the lowest number of positive cases among pupils, at 240.

The number of cases in Stratford-upon-Avon stood at 354.

Latest rates

The number of school cases almost mirrors the current situation with Covid rates.

The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire dashboard, which lists rates for all areas of the West Midlands, shows Rugby has the third highest rate – 1,154.82 per 100,000 people.

Nuneaton and Bedworth, who topped the charts with a rate of over 2,000 last week, saw their total downfall.

In the seven days to January 18, the rate in the borough was recorded at 1,107.15 per 100,000 population – the eighth highest.

Warwick comes next, with a rate of 996.85 per 100,000 population.

Towards the end of the table of all regions is North Warwickshire, where the rate, over the same period, stood at 897.89 per 100,000 population.

Stratford-upon-Avon has the lowest rate in our region at 894.71 per 100,000 population.

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