Parts of Lancashire overtake Liverpool on England’s coronavirus hotspots list

Two areas of Lancashire have leapfrogged Liverpool and Nottingham among England’s coronavirus hotspots after infection rates skyrocketed.

A week ago neither Blackburn nor Rossendale were in the country’s 10 worst affected areas, but a spike in cases now sees them in second and third place respectively – behind only Knowsley in Merseyside.

Tier 3 Blackburn saw its rate climb from 466.3 cases per 100,000 from 634.6 after 950 people tested positive for the virus in a week.

And Rossendale, which is also subject to the toughest restrictions, went from a rate of 362.3 to 607.1, the alarming data shows.

Parts of Greater Manchester also showed worrying rises, despite having been subject to local lockdown restrictions since August.

Torridge in Devon has the lowest infection rate, figures from Public Health England show.

See below for the full list



Blackburn now has the second highest coronavirus infection rate in England

 

Four of the 10 areas with the highest infection rates saw week-on-week falls in the seven days to Monday, the latest data available.

These were Knowsley, Liverpool, Nottingham and Burnley.

Manchester, which was unceremoniously put in lockdown this week, has seen a slight fall in the number of infections.

But nearby Salford, Oldham, Bolton and Bury all recorded dramatic increases, the Public Health England figures reveal.

The UK’s coronavirus death toll today rose by 224, with 20,530 new cases confirmed – the third day in a row the number of infections has topped 20,000.



Earlier today new figures showed the estimated R rate had fallen slightly


Knowsley remains the worst-affected area in England, latest data shows

There were encouraging signs however as government scientists said the UK’s R rate – which measures how fast the virus is spreading – appears to have dropped slightly, now standing at 1.2 to 1.4.

The SAGE committee said in a statement: «SAGE is almost certain that the epidemic continues to grow exponentially across the country.

«R values for the UK and every region of England remain above 1.0 and growth rates are all positive, so infections continue to grow.»



Manchester has seen a slight drop in new cases – but other areas nearby have not

Coronavirus infection rates in your area

These are the week-on-week figures for each local authority area in England, with the worst affected at the top.

The figures show: rate of new cases in the seven days to October 19 and the number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in this period; It then shows the rate of new cases in the seven days to October 12 and the number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in that time

Knowsley 662.2 (999), 719.9 (1086)
Blackburn with Darwen 634.6 (950), 466.3 (698)
Rossendale 607.1 (434), 362.3 (259)
Liverpool 571.6 (2847), 690.7 (3440)
Nottingham 563.8 (1877), 895.2 (2980)
Rochdale 534.6 (1189), 436.6 (971)
Salford 514.2 (1331), 408.8 (1058)
Oldham 504.8 (1197), 387.6 (919)
Burnley 493.7 (439), 587.0 (522)
Wigan 493.2 (1621), 427.5 (1405)
Barnsley 489.7 (1209), 326.5 (806)
Ribble Valley 482.9 (294), 289.1 (176)
Bolton 474.0 (1363), 352.3 (1013)
St Helens 464.0 (838), 446.9 (807)
Manchester 459.6 (2541), 462.5 (2557)
West Lancashire 448.8 (513), 489.0 (559)
Blackpool 445.3 (621), 314.8 (439)
Sefton 445.0 (1230), 486.2 (1344)
Bury 439.8 (840), 402.1 (768)
Pendle 432.1 (398), 498.3 (459)
Hyndburn 430.6 (349), 340.6 (276)
Sheffield 424.9 (2485), 452.9 (2649)
Bradford 420.4 (2269), 350.5 (1892)
Preston 419.9 (601), 373.1 (534)
Rotherham 414.5 (1100), 300.3 (797)
Lancaster 409.5 (598), 329.4 (481)
Gedling 407.1 (480), 357.9 (422)
Leeds 399.4 (3168), 398.4 (3160)
Stockton-on-Tees 398.3 (786), 332.4 (656)
Doncaster 397.3 (1239), 232.5 (725)
Tameside 391.6 (887), 327.6 (742)
Rushcliffe 384.3 (458), 339.8 (405)
South Ribble 377.3 (418), 286.1 (317)
Middlesbrough 362.5 (511), 294.4 (415)
Warrington 351.4 (738), 350.9 (737)
Calderdale 350.4 (741), 243.1 (514)
Trafford 350.1 (831), 325.7 (773)
Wakefield 340.8 (1187), 252.9 (881)
Broxtowe 336.7 (384), 315.7 (360)
Wyre 335.4 (376), 246.2 (276)
Halton 330.0 (427), 396.4 (513)
County Durham 329.0 (1744), 341.4 (1810)
Hartlepool 327.8 (307), 310.7 (291)
Kirklees 327.4 (1440), 254.9 (1121)
Chorley 318.9 (377), 252.9 (299)
Stockport 315.2 (925), 287.0 (842)
Charnwood 313.7 (583), 265.3 (493)
Redcar and Cleveland 313.5 (430), 216.6 (297)
Fylde 313.2 (253), 222.8 (180)
York 306.2 (645), 279.7 (589)
Sunderland 299.2 (831), 337.0 (936)

Newcastle upon Tyne 298.9 (905), 447.1 (1354)
Darlington 295.9 (316), 209.7 (224)
Wirral 288.3 (934), 310.2 (1005)
Oadby and Wigston 280.6 (160), 224.5 (128)
Barrow-in-Furness 278.9 (187), 286.4 (192)
North East Lincolnshire 270.1 (431), 178.6 (285)
Gateshead 261.3 (528), 254.4 (514)
North East Derbyshire 261.2 (265), 169.5 (172)
Bristol, City of 259.8 (1204), 172.0 (797)
Ashfield 256.4 (328), 172.0 (220)
Erewash 251.4 (290), 191.6 (221)
Bassetlaw 240.9 (283), 115.8 (136)
Birmingham 238.2 (2720), 194.3 (2219)
South Staffordshire 233.9 (263), 147.6 (166)
Leicester 233.5 (827), 196.8 (697)
Walsall 232.2 (663), 169.5 (484)
South Tyneside 231.8 (350), 247.7 (374)
Cannock Chase 226.3 (228), 110.2 (111)
Solihull 224.1 (485), 171.5 (371)
Sandwell 222.0 (729), 158.6 (521)
Stoke-on-Trent 221.6 (568), 122.5 (314)
Bolsover 220.9 (178), 132.8 (107)
North Tyneside 217.9 (453), 247.7 (515)
Mansfield 210.4 (230), 150.0 (164)
Staffordshire Moorlands 206.2 (203), 110.7 (109)
High Peak 204.0 (189), 230.9 (214)
Amber Valley 203.7 (261), 117.1 (150)
South Derbyshire 202.3 (217), 113.7 (122)
Cheshire West and Chester 201.1 (690), 197.0 (676)
Carlisle 198.8 (216), 107.7 (117)
Derby 198.2 (510), 149.2 (384)
Newcastle-under-Lyme 197.8 (256), 142.9 (185)
Selby 197.5 (179), 163.3 (148)
Wolverhampton 197.1 (519), 147.7 (389)
Coventry 190.6 (708), 172.0 (639)
East Riding of Yorkshire 187.6 (640), 138.1 (471)
Eden 184.0 (98), 129.6 (69)
Ealing 181.7 (621), 138.7 (474)
Exeter 179.6 (236), 340.2 (447)
Chesterfield 178.3 (187), 143.0 (150)
Lincoln 178.2 (177), 113.8 (113)
Northumberland 177.1 (571), 171.2 (552)
Cheshire East 176.8 (679), 176.8 (679)
Newark and Sherwood 176.4 (216), 186.2 (228)
Craven 175.0 (100), 148.8 (85)
Hammersmith and Fulham 175.0 (324), 121.5 (225)
Bromsgrove 173.2 (173), 141.2 (141)
North Lincolnshire 170.6 (294), 155.5 (268)
Telford and Wrekin 167.9 (302), 94.0 (169)
Hackney and City of London 167.1 (486), 134.8 (392)
North Warwickshire 167.0 (109), 88.9 (58)
Kingston upon Hull, City of 165.1 (429), 112.0 (291)
Warwick 164.9 (237), 122.4 (176)
Harrogate 164.8 (265), 161.0 (259)
Slough 164.5 (246), 97.6 (146)
Dudley 163.2 (525), 110.1 (354)
Lichfield 163.2 (171), 88.8 (93)
Stafford 161.7 (222), 159.5 (219)
Kingston upon Thames 160.0 (284), 102.5 (182)
South Bucks 159.9 (112), 124.2 (87)
Blaby 159.6 (162), 159.6 (162)
Cambridge 158.7 (198), 104.2 (130)
East Staffordshire 156.2 (187), 116.9 (140)
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 154.8 (612), 136.8 (541)
Hounslow 154.7 (420), 107.2 (291)
Richmond upon Thames 154.5 (306), 143.9 (285)
Derbyshire Dales 152.1 (110), 107.8 (78)
Elmbridge 151.3 (207), 130.1 (178)
Portsmouth 149.8 (322), 111.7 (240)
Enfield 143.5 (479), 96.8 (323)
Tamworth 143.4 (110), 118.7 (91)
Hillingdon 142.7 (438), 106.6 (327)
Northampton 140.7 (316), 125.1 (281)
Luton 139.9 (298), 107.0 (228)
Tower Hamlets 139.2 (452), 103.2 (335)
Kensington and Chelsea 139.0 (217), 98.6 (154)
Newham 137.9 (487), 106.8 (377)
Rushmoor 136.4 (129), 74.0 (70)
South Lakeland 136.1 (143), 124.7 (131)
Redbridge 136.0 (415), 137.9 (421)
Haringey 134.7 (362), 122.5 (329)
Hambleton 133.2 (122), 141.9 (130)
Harrow 132.6 (333), 114.3 (287)
Oxford 132.5 (202), 140.4 (214)
Windsor and Maidenhead 132.1 (200), 125.5 (190)
Hinckley and Bosworth 130.8 (148), 115.8 (131)
Thurrock 130.8 (228), 77.4 (135)
Harborough 130.1 (122), 101.3 (95)
Camden 129.6 (350), 109.2 (295)
Watford 128.4 (124), 103.5 (100)
Lambeth 127.6 (416), 95.1 (310)
Havering 127.5 (331), 104.4 (271)
Wellingborough 126.7 (101), 120.4 (96)
South Gloucestershire 126.6 (361), 94.4 (269)
Three Rivers 125.4 (117), 110.4 (103)
Castle Point 123.9 (112), 74.1 (67)
Broxbourne 123.4 (120), 92.5 (90)
Islington 123.3 (299), 94.9 (230)
Wandsworth 122.2 (403), 105.6 (348)
Plymouth 121.3 (318), 69.1 (181)
Melton 121.1 (62), 95.7 (49)
Redditch 120.8 (103), 109.1 (93)
Brentwood 120.7 (93), 77.9 (60)
Rutland 120.2 (48), 125.2 (50)
Barking and Dagenham 119.8 (255), 107.1 (228)
Bath and North East Somerset 119.0 (230), 127.3 (246)
Nuneaton and Bedworth 118.6 (154), 90.1 (117)
East Lindsey 118.5 (168), 77.6 (110)
Stratford-upon-Avon 118.4 (154), 86.9 (113)
Barnet 118.0 (467), 112.4 (445)
Great Yarmouth 116.8 (116), 54.4 (54)
Rugby 116.6 (127), 108.3 (118)
Basildon 116.5 (218), 88.7 (166)
Westminster 115.6 (302), 89.9 (235)
Tendring 115.3 (169), 98.3 (144)
Torbay 115.2 (157), 79.3 (108)
South Kesteven 115.1 (164), 120.1 (171)
Norwich 114.5 (161), 89.6 (126)
North West Leicestershire 112.9 (117), 120.6 (125)
Epping Forest 112.4 (148), 91.1 (120)
Waltham Forest 112.3 (311), 98.2 (272)
Boston 111.2 (78), 81.2 (57)
South Northamptonshire 111.1 (105), 98.4 (93)
Brent 109.5 (361), 91.0 (300)
Swale 108.6 (163), 78.0 (117)
Richmondshire 107.9 (58), 107.9 (58)
North Kesteven 106.9 (125), 90.7 (106)
Sutton 106.6 (220), 83.4 (172)
Colchester 106.3 (207), 64.7 (126)
South Holland 105.2 (100), 47.4 (45)
Reading 104.5 (169), 76.6 (124)
Southwark 104.4 (333), 78.4 (250)
Merton 103.6 (214), 81.8 (169)
Waverley 102.9 (130), 100.5 (127)
Hertsmere 102.0 (107), 116.3 (122)
Woking 101.2 (102), 78.4 (79)
Scarborough 101.1 (110), 108.5 (118)
Welwyn Hatfield 100.8 (124), 70.7 (87)
Worcester 100.8 (102), 80.0 (81)
Kettering 100.2 (102), 79.6 (81)
Peterborough 98.4 (199), 88.0 (178)
Brighton and Hove 97.6 (284), 83.9 (244)
Runnymede 97.3 (87), 72.7 (65)
Corby 96.9 (70), 87.2 (63)
Epsom and Ewell 95.5 (77), 85.6 (69)
Bromley 94.8 (315), 75.2 (250)
Wychavon 94.3 (122), 80.4 (104)
Ryedale 93.9 (52), 108.3 (60)
Eastleigh 92.8 (124), 48.7 (65)
Surrey Heath 91.8 (82), 87.3 (78)
Greenwich 91.3 (263), 77.1 (222)
Guildford 91.3 (136), 85.2 (127)
Chiltern 90.7 (87), 108.4 (104)
Mole Valley 90.5 (79), 90.5 (79)
Wokingham 90.0 (154), 64.3 (110)
East Hertfordshire 88.8 (133), 104.2 (156)
Bexley 88.2 (219), 66.9 (166)
Copeland 88.0 (60), 88.0 (60)
Cherwell 87.7 (132), 87.7 (132)
Winchester 87.3 (109), 80.1 (100)
Wycombe 86.5 (151), 80.7 (141)
Shropshire 86.0 (278), 93.1 (301)
West Lindsey 85.7 (82), 136.9 (131)
East Northamptonshire 85.7 (81), 94.2 (89)
North Somerset 85.1 (183), 55.8 (120)
Aylesbury Vale 84.7 (169), 66.7 (133)
Croydon 84.6 (327), 75.5 (292)
Dacorum 84.0 (130), 91.1 (141)
Tandridge 84.0 (74), 52.2 (46)
Spelthorne 83.1 (83), 59.1 (59)
Bedford 83.1 (144), 83.1 (144)
Southampton 82.4 (208), 61.4 (155)
Chelmsford 81.8 (146), 73.4 (131)
Lewisham 80.8 (247), 82.1 (251)
Dorset 79.8 (302), 63.1 (239)
Swindon 79.7 (177), 44.6 (99)
St Albans 79.5 (118), 80.8 (120)
Bracknell Forest 79.2 (97), 57.1 (70)
Wyre Forest 79.0 (80), 94.8 (96)
Reigate and Banstead 78.7 (117), 67.2 (100)
West Oxfordshire 78.6 (87), 67.8 (75)
Southend-on-Sea 77.0 (141), 47.5 (87)
Gloucester 76.7 (99), 74.3 (96)
Vale of White Horse 75.7 (103), 68.4 (93)
New Forest 75.5 (136), 56.1 (101)
Fareham 74.8 (87), 40.4 (47)
South Oxfordshire 74.6 (106), 62.7 (89)
Daventry 74.5 (64), 94.2 (81)
Breckland 74.3 (104), 40.0 (56)
Wiltshire 73.2 (366), 56.2 (281)
East Devon 72.5 (106), 52.0 (76)
Test Valley 72.1 (91), 85.6 (108)
Allerdale 71.6 (70), 66.5 (65)
Uttlesford 71.2 (65), 83.3 (76)
Malvern Hills 71.2 (56), 72.4 (57)
North Hertfordshire 71.1 (95), 56.2 (75)
Cotswold 70.1 (63), 92.4 (83)
Ipswich 67.9 (93), 46.7 (64)
Cheltenham 67.9 (79), 71.4 (83)
Rochford 67.5 (59), 67.5 (59)
Dartford 67.5 (76), 45.3 (51)
Sedgemoor 67.4 (83), 36.5 (45)
Milton Keynes 67.2 (181), 64.6 (174)
Basingstoke and Deane 66.3 (117), 56.1 (99)
Sevenoaks 66.3 (80), 66.3 (80)
Gravesham 65.5 (70), 51.4 (55)
West Suffolk 65.3 (117), 49.1 (88)
Harlow 64.3 (56), 66.6 (58)
Central Bedfordshire 64.1 (185), 54.7 (158)
West Berkshire 63.7 (101), 46.1 (73)
Hart 62.8 (61), 57.7 (56)
Stevenage 62.6 (55), 39.8 (35)
Mid Suffolk 62.6 (65), 47.2 (49)
Wealden 61.9 (100), 67.5 (109)
Maldon 61.6 (40), 52.4 (34)
Forest of Dean 61.1 (53), 46.1 (40)
Crawley 60.5 (68), 48.0 (54)
Broadland 60.4 (79), 33.6 (44)
Braintree 60.3 (92), 45.2 (69)
Horsham 59.8 (86), 56.3 (81)
Mid Devon 59.5 (49), 47.4 (39)
Stroud 59.2 (71), 50.8 (61)
Herefordshire, County of 59.1 (114), 38.9 (75)
Dover 58.4 (69), 39.8 (47)
South Norfolk 58.2 (82), 39.8 (56)
Eastbourne 57.8 (60), 22.2 (23)
Babergh 57.6 (53), 66.3 (61)
Thanet 56.4 (80), 32.4 (46)
South Hams 56.3 (49), 47.1 (41)
Somerset West and Taunton 56.1 (87), 58.7 (91)
Worthing 56.1 (62), 27.1 (30)
Huntingdonshire 55.6 (99), 59.6 (106)
South Cambridgeshire 54.7 (87), 74.8 (119)
Fenland 54.0 (55), 35.3 (36)
Medway 53.8 (150), 40.6 (113)
West Devon 53.8 (30), 46.6 (26)
Canterbury 52.6 (87), 46.6 (77)
East Hampshire 52.3 (64), 64.6 (79)
Teignbridge 52.2 (70), 67.1 (90)
Mendip 51.9 (60), 34.6 (40)
Tunbridge Wells 51.4 (61), 60.6 (72)
Lewes 51.3 (53), 41.6 (43)
Maidstone 50.6 (87), 47.7 (82)
Arun 49.8 (80), 23.0 (37)
Tewkesbury 49.5 (47), 44.2 (42)
Mid Sussex 48.3 (73), 53.6 (81)
Havant 48.3 (61), 38.8 (49)
Hastings 47.5 (44), 38.9 (36)
Chichester 47.1 (57), 57.0 (69)
Ashford 46.9 (61), 40.0 (52)
Tonbridge and Malling 46.2 (61), 49.9 (66)
East Suffolk 45.7 (114), 42.5 (106)
North Devon 44.3 (43), 50.4 (49)
Rother 40.6 (39), 29.1 (28)
Adur 40.4 (26), 28.0 (18)
North Norfolk 40.1 (42), 37.2 (39)
Folkestone and Hythe 39.8 (45), 14.2 (16)
East Cambridgeshire 37.8 (34), 64.6 (58)
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk 37.0 (56), 43.6 (66)
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 32.0 (183), 30.8 (176)
South Somerset 27.3 (46), 32.7 (55)
Gosport 27.1 (23), 34.2 (29)
Isle of Wight 25.4 (36), 21.2 (30)
Torridge 20.5 (14), 33.7 (23)


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