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Covid vaccinations have now covered more than 15 million people – over 20 percent of the UK’s adult population. Nine out of ten of the country’s most vulnerable people now have a jab, which should cause a knock-on reduction in the overall death rate. But some regions have yet to enjoy the case decline currently taking place elsewhere.
Which areas have rising Covid cases?
Vaccine efforts and the nationwide lockdown have pushed case rates down over the last month.
Regions which once saw thousands of infections per day are now seeing hundreds, and deaths have plummeted with them.
The latest local authority COVID-19 rates show some areas haven’t quite shaken an overall upwards trend in infections.
Figures including results from laboratory tests between December 7 and 14 show a trend of dropping infections in England.
Of all 315 authorities, 96 percent have seen a general decline in Covid rates.
But one is unchanged, and four percent continue to see rising infections.
The four percent includes a total of 13 authorities with rising Covid rates.
Officials have identified five with the most pronounced case spikes.
- Copeland: 234.7 (up from 180.4)
- North West Leicestershire: 215.2 (up from 190.1)
- Boston: 198.1 (up from 171)
- South Lakeland: 92.3 (up from 73.3)
- Exeter: 68.5 (up from 37.3)
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While these authorities have rising rates, none of them ranks among regions with the highest in the country.
Corby, in Northamptonshire, comes at the top of the list, with 229 new cases between February 7 and 14.
The overall infection rate for the authority is 317.1 cases per 100,000 people.
Just behind it is Middlesborough, with 408 new cases and an overall rate of 289.4 per 100,000 people.
The top 10 most infected authorities rank as follows:
Rate of new cases to February 14: 317.1
Number of new cases recorded: 229
Rate of new cases to February 14: 289.4
Number of new cases recorded: 408
Rate of new cases to February 14: 271
Number of new cases recorded: 890
Rate of new cases to February 14: 269.7
Number of new cases recorded: 345
Rate of new cases to February 14: 263
Number of new cases recorded: 475
Rate of new cases to February 14: 259.6
Number of new cases recorded: 525
Rate of new cases to February 14: 252.1
Number of new cases recorded: 893
Rate of new cases to February 14: 249.9
Number of new cases recorded: 377
Rate of new cases to February 14: 244.3
Number of new cases recorded: 267
Rate of new cases to February 14: 243.8
Number of new cases recorded: 292
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