Find out how many active Covid cases are in your neighbourhood with this user-friendly map.
Despite the incredible news that over 30 million people have now been vaccinated in the UK, Covid is still very much on the loose. I’m sure at some point we’ve all wondered how many people in our neighbourhood have the dreaded virus and this very handy interactive map will tell us exactly that. The map uses government data to monitor the number of covid infections all over the UK, breaking down the information by postcode. [Featured image: gov.uk]
It is updated every week and uses a very simple colour coordination system to highlight the number of active covid cases per neighbourhood. There are eight colours in total, ranging from white (less than three cases) to black (over 800 cases), with yellow, green, blue and burgundy shades in between. Essentially, the darker the colour, the more people have Covid in the area.
Most areas of Birmingham are now a mixture of dark green and light green, which indicates that there are less than 100 cases in each area across our region. Digbeth, Central Birmingham, Ladywood & Summer Hill, Five Ways North, Five Ways South & Calthorpe Park, Balsall Heath West & Kingswood Road, Attwood Green & Park Central, Kings Heath, Stirchley North & Selly Park, Metchley, Harborne West, Quinton East, Woodgate Valley, Hay Mills & Tyseley, Kingstanding North, Kingstanding South West, Walsall East, Greets Green East, Wake Green East & Moseley Bog, Yardley Wood West and most areas in and around Solihull, on the other hand, rank extremely well on the scale – classing them as having suppressed the virus, recording less than three cases in the area.
Areas of concern currently include Smith’s Wood South, Chelmsley Wood East, Kingshurst, Kitts Green, Glebe Farm, Hodge Hill, Bordesley Green North, Birchfield East, Hamstead East, Hamstead West, West Bromwich East & Kenrick Park, Smethwick North & West, Warley West, Bearwood & Warley Woods, Quinton Ridgacre, Harborne East, Bournville West, Cotteridge, Northfield Victoria Common, King’s Norton, Barnt Green & Lickey Hills, Longbridge South, Brandwood North, Hollywood & Drakes Cross, Yardley Wood East, Hall Green Central, Sparkhill North, Greet & Sparkhill South, Acocks Green East and Yardley South which show between 100-399 cases and above the national average. Plus, Shard End & Kingfisher which shows between 400-799 cases.
For a more in-depth analysis of each neighbourhood, you can simply type in your postcode or click on the different areas on the map. In doing so, you will find out how many current cases there are if that number has increased or decreased from the previous week, the rolling rate and how the area compares to the rest of England.
If you want to know how your area is faring, check out the map here.