The 5 areas where Covid cases are rising fastest – is yours on the hotspot list?

CORONAVIRUS cases are rising rapidly in five areas in England and this interactive map reveals if your local authority is one of them.

Official data from Public Health England (PHE) states that of the 315 areas in England, 111 have seen a rise in cases.

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Just 62 per cent (196 areas) have witnessed a fall in infections with eight areas remaining unchanged.

Luton in Bedfordshire continues to have the highest rate of infections in England, with 181 new cases in the seven days to April 16 – the equivalent of 85 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down very slightly from 87.8 in the seven days to April 9.

Doncaster in Yorkshire has the second highest rate, down slightly from 82.4 to 77.9, with 243 new cases.

Bradford in West Yorkshire has the third highest, down from 90 to 69.5, with 375 new cases.

While the three areas above have the highest infection levels, there are five areas where cases have risen rapidly.

Daventry in West Northamptonshire is up from 23.3 infections per 100,000 to 45.4.

Public health officials in Northamptonshire have recently praised residents in the area for their efforts to drive down the spread of the virus.

However, people living in the area have been urged to "keep going"and to follow the rules as rates still remain relatively high in the area.

South Lakeland in Cumbria has also seen an increase in cases going from 4.8 to 26.6 per 100,000.

Nuneaton & Bedworth in Warwickshire has also jumped from 26.2 to 45.4.

In North Yorkshire, Selby is one area where cases have also significantly increased.

Infections here have jumped from 34.2 to 51.9 per 100,000.

In Nottinghamshire, Bassetlaw has also seen a a rise in infections, jumping from 29.8 to 46.8.

While these areas have experienced large week on week increases, there are other parts of England where infection levels remain low.

The 111 areas where Covid cases are still rising

Cases of Covid-19 are still rising in 111 areas.

Below are the areas where cases have increased across England.

The figures are based on case numbers per 100,000.

The number on the LEFT is cases up to the seven days to April 16 and the number on the RIGHT is the figure from the previous week.

Fenland, 54.0, (55), 53.0, (54)

Selby, 51.9, (47), 34.2, (31)

Bassetlaw, 46.8, (55), 29.8, (35)

Nuneaton and Bedworth, 45.4, (59), 26.2, (34)

Daventry, 45.4, (39), 23.3, (20)

Watford, 40.4, (39), 29.0, (28)

Cambridge, 40.1, (50), 25.6, (32)

Newcastle upon Tyne, 37.3, (113), 33.7, (102)

Newham, 35.4, (125), 34.8, (123)

South Bucks, 34.3, (24), 21.4, (15)

Calderdale, 33.1, (70), 29.8, (63)

Kensington and Chelsea, 32.0, (50), 27.5, (43)

Burnley, 31.5, (28), 23.6, (21)

Stevenage, 30.7, (27), 21.6, (19)

Barnet, 30.6, (121), 26.5, (105)

Hammersmith and Fulham, 30.2, (56), 17.3, (32)

North West Leicestershire, 29.0, (30), 25.1, (26)

Woking, 28.8, (29), 27.8, (28)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, 28.6, (37), 16.2, (21)

Wandsworth, 27.9, (92), 21.2, (70)

Canterbury, 27.8, (46), 21.8, (36)

South Northamptonshire, 27.5, (26), 14.8, (14)

Cherwell, 27.2, (41), 14.6, (22)

Ryedale, 27.1, (15), 23.5, (13)

Guildford, 26.8, (40), 10.1, (15)

South Lakeland, 26.6, (28), 4.8, (5)

Harrogate, 26.1, (42), 17.4, (28)

Crawley, 25.8, (29), 16.9, (19)

Staffordshire Moorlands, 25.4, (25), 17.3, (17)

Worcester, 24.7, (25), 13.8, (14)

Welwyn Hatfield, 24.4, (30), 13.0, (16)

Redcar and Cleveland, 24.1, (33), 14.6, (20)

Derby, 22.5, (58), 20.2, (52)

Eastleigh, 22.5, (30), 15.7, (21)

Bristol, 22.4, (104), 19.2, (89)

Merton, 22.3, (46), 19.4, (40)

Knowsley, 21.9, (33), 18.6, (28)

Huntingdonshire, 21.4, (38), 15.2, (27)

Havant, 20.6, (26), 17.4, (22)

Harborough, 20.3, (19), 13.9, (13)

Telford and Wrekin, 20.0, (36), 18.9, (34)

Hertsmere, 20.0, (21), 16.2, (17)

Sefton, 19.9, (55), 18.1, (50)

Vale of White Horse, 19.1, (26), 18.4, (25)

South Cambridgeshire, 18.9, (30), 16.3, (26)

North Somerset, 18.6, (40), 14.0, (30)

Enfield, 18.3, (61), 15.9, (53)

Bexley, 18.1, (45), 17.3, (43)

Great Yarmouth, 18.1, (18), 9.1, (9)

East Suffolk, 18.0, (45), 14.8, (37)

Liverpool, 17.7, (88), 17.5, (87)

Mid Suffolk, 17.3, (18), 16.4, (17)

South Tyneside, 17.2, (26), 11.3, (17)

Cheshire East, 17.2, (66), 16.1, (62)

Wokingham, 16.9, (29), 14.6, (25)

East Hertfordshire, 16.7, (25), 12.7, (19)

New Forest, 16.7, (30), 11.1, (20)

Tendring, 16.4, (24), 12.3, (18)

Allerdale, 16.4, (16), 13.3, (13)

Greenwich, 16.3, (47), 12.8, (37)

Wyre, 16.1, (18), 9.8, (11)

Haringey, 16.0, (43), 11.2, (30)

Sutton, 16.0, (33), 13.6, (28)

Lambeth, 15.9, (52), 11.7, (38)

Mid Sussex, 15.9, (24), 9.3, (14)

Chichester, 15.7, (19), 11.6, (14)

Camden, 15.6, (42), 14.8, (40)

West Oxfordshire, 15.4, (17), 12.7, (14)

North Norfolk, 15.3, (16), 2.9, (3)

Lincoln, 15.1, (15), 11.1, (11)

Blackpool, 15.1, (21), 13.6, (19)

Breckland, 15.0, (21), 12.9, (18)

Sevenoaks, 14.9, (18), 13.3, (16)

Cheltenham, 14.6, (17), 12.9, (15)

Basildon, 14.4, (27), 13.4, (25)

Winchester, 14.4, (18), 11.2, (14)

Colchester, 14.4, (28), 9.8, (19)

Tunbridge Wells, 14.3, (17), 6.7, (8)

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 14.2, (56), 11.6, (46)

Southwark, 14.1, (45), 9.1, (29)

Chelmsford, 14.0, (25), 9.5, (17)

York, 13.8, (29), 10.0, (21)

Eastbourne, 13.5, (14), 12.5, (13)

Horsham, 13.2, (19), 12.5, (18)

Babergh, 13.0, (12), 9.8, (9)

Herefordshire, 13.0, (25), 12.4, (24)

Teignbridge, 12.7, (17), 8.9, (12)

Stroud, 12.5, (15), 3.3, (4)

Exeter, 12.2, (16), 9.1, (12)

Epping Forest, 12.1, (16), 9.9, (13)

Ashford, 11.5, (15), 10.8, (14)

Broadland, 11.5, (15), 3.8, (5)

Wirral, 11.1, (36), 9.3, (30)

Maidstone, 11.1, (19), 9.9, (17)

Uttlesford, 11.0, (10), 6.6, (6)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 10.8, (62), 7.9, (45)

Shropshire, 10.8, (35), 10.5, (34)

East Hampshire, 10.6, (13), 5.7, (7)

Tonbridge and Malling, 10.6, (14), 6.8, (9)

Rushcliffe, 10.1, (12), 5.9, (7)

Hastings, 9.7, (9), 3.2, (3)

Lewes, 9.7, (10), 6.8, (7)

West Devon, 9.0, (5), 5.4, (3)

Malvern Hills, 8.9, (7), 5.1, (4)

Torridge, 8.8, (6), 2.9, (2)

Wealden, 8.7, (14), 7.4, (12)

Derbyshire Dales, 8.3, (6), 2.8, (2)

Eden, 7.5, (4), 5.6, (3)

North Devon, 5.1, (5), 0.0, (0)

Folkestone and Hythe, 4.4, (5), 3.5, (4)

Rother, 3.1, (3), 2.1, (2)

Rother currently has the fewest amount of coronavirus infections in England.

It has 3.1 cases per 100,000, and while this has gone up in the last seven days, it still only equated to three coronavirus cases.

Other areas with low infection rates include, Cotswold, East Devon, Folkestone and Hythe and South Hams.

The infection data from PHE comes after it was yesterday revealed that Covid deaths have dropped two thirds in a month with 33 fatalities recorded.

A further 2,524 cases were reported as Britain's infection rate continues to remain steady.

The rise in deaths brings the total in the UK to 127,307. A total of 4,393,307 Brits have now been infected.

 

Yesterday’s rise in fatalities is higher than last Monday’s total of 23, while cases are also above the 2,472 reported a week ago. 

Deaths are also up on the 20 reported on April 6 – while infections are also above the 2,364 recorded a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, separate figures showed a total of 36,447,797 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and April 19, according to NHS England data.

This includes first and second doses, which is a rise of 300,720 on the previous day.

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