SOLIHULL had close to 2,000 cases of Covid in the last week – up 838 on the previous week, to July 16.
The shock figures show the borough has more coronavirus infections per 100,000 than any other area of the West Midlands.
The borough’s director of public health Ruth Tennant said: “The main age group affected is 18 to 24 year-olds, but it is spreading to other ages and hospitals are reporting people in their late 20s and early 30s being admitted very sick with Covid.
“Most of them are not vaccinated or have not had both doses.
“While we wait for the vaccine programme to protect more of us, we must continue with social distancing, wearing face coverings in crowded places, on public transport and when around vulnerable people.
“Keep washing and sanitising your hands and wherever possible meet up outside and if meeting indoors, make sure there’s good ventilation. And keep getting tested.”