Coronavirus map LIVE: Infection rate trebles in Redditch – 17 new areas fear lockdowns

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Seventeen areas of England, the vast majority in the Midlands and the south, have seen cases jump in the seven days to Sunday. Public Health England figures showed Oxford, Redditch, Kettering, Hackney and Dacorum are among the places to have been hit by sharp increases of cases of the invisible killer disease.

The current rate of COVID-19 in Mid Devon is ten times higher than it was in the previous week.

While Kettering, in Northamptonshire, has seen its number of infections nearly double in just a week.

While Oxford has been warned it is at risk of local lockdown measures after its rate increased from 19.7 cases per 100,000 to 30.2.

The 17 areas that have seen coronavirus rates per 100,000 of the population sharply increase:

Rochdale – 41.8, up from 35.5

Oxford – 30.2, up from 19.7

Redditch – 27.0, up from 8.2

Kettering – 26.5, up from 13.8

Hackney and City of London – 25.4, up from 13.1

Windsor and Maidenhead – 25.1, up from 8.6

Blaby – 22.7, up from 10.8

Dacorum – 22.0, up from 4.5

Newcastle-under-Lyme – 19.3, up from 5.4

Ealing – 19.0, up from 11.4

South Bucks – 18.6, up from 10.0

Wandsworth – 17.6, up from 10.9

Southwark – 16.0, up from 11.6

Bath and North East Somerset – 15.0, up from 5.2

Folkestone and Hythe – 14.2, up from 7.1

Mid Devon – 13.4, up from 1.2

South Tyneside – 12.6, up from 2.6


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