HERE are the latest figures for coronavirus cases in Halesowen and surrounding areas.

Rowley East had the highest increase, with five new cases recorded, bringing the total cases to seven. 

Other areas recorded a drop in cases with Halesowen Town down three from the previous week to five cases. 

The latest data published on the Government website GOV.UK shows how many cases have been recorded in the seven days up to March 26 – the latest data available.

The figures are available on the interactive map which breaks down infections into areas with a population of around 7,200 called Super Middle Output Areas (MSOAs).

For each MSOA, the map shows the number of cases in the past week, increases or decreases compared to the week before and the rate of cases per 100,000 people.

The figures for local areas are as follows:

Halesowen Town - 5 cases (down 3), rate 52.2   

Halesowen East - 3 cases (up 1) rate of 48 

Hayley Green - 4 cases (up 1) rate 48.9

Hawne - 8 cases (down 1) rate of 100.4 

Shell Corner and Hurst Green - 7 cases (down 3), rate 85.2 

Cradley Heath - 7 cases (up 3) rate 101.8 

Old Hill - 6 cases (down 1) rate 57.6 

Blackheath - 8 cases (up 2) rate 91.5 

Oldbury and Rood End - 4 cases (same), rate 49.2 

Rowley East - 7 cases (up 5) rate of 106

Rowley West - 5 cases (up 2) rate 89.7 

Put your postcode into the online tool to find out how many new cases have been recorded in your area at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map