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Covid cases MAPPED: The 55 areas where cases are rising despite UK infection rate falling

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England recorded its longest unbroken run of declining daily Covid cases since February this week, with hospital admissions related to COVID-19 beginning to fall in every region of the country. The number of daily new cases in England is lower than a week before – and this has been the last for 18 successive days. This is the longest run of declines since February when the lockdown was implemented to drastically reduce cases, protect the NHS and save lives.

Daily coronavirus cases remain high, but there has been a small drop in the average number of daily confirmed cases in recent weeks.

On Thursday, November 11, 42,408 new cases were confirmed, bringing the seven-day figure to 242,203; a fall of 12 percent.

The current rate per 100,000 people across the UK is 356.1 and of all nations within the UK, England has the lowest rate per 100,000 population at 346.5.

This is closely followed by Scotland at 348.3 per 100,000 people.

Wales and Northern Ireland currently have rates beyond the UK average at 499.5 and 426.1 per 100,000 population respectively.

The latest ONS data revealed in the past week, daily Covid deaths have been close to, or slightly above, 200.

This is the highest total seen since Spring 2021.

However, daily cases are slightly lower in the last week which shows there appears to be a move in the right direction.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 55 (15 percent) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates.

The ONS figures also revealed 321 areas (85 percent) have seen a fall and one is unchanged.

Torfaen in Wales had the highest rate per 100,000 population in the seven days to November 6, according to the Government’s Covid dashboard, at 671.7 per 100,000 population.

A total of 637 cases were reported in the area in the past seven days to November 6, which is actually a fall of 72 cases (10.2 percent).

The Orkney Islands in Scotland has seen cases climb significantly in the past seven days with 150 new cases reported up to November 6, which is a rise of 48 cases (47.1 percent).

Vale of Glamorgan in Wales has the third-highest rate at 637.9, with 863 new cases down 175 cases (16.9 percent).

North Tyneside has the highest rate in England (594.1) and Fermanagh and Omagh has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (548) – where cases dropped by 21.4 percent and climbed by 12.4 percent in the seven days to November 6 respectively.

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The five areas in the UK with the biggest week-on-week rises up to November 6 were:

  • Perth & Kinross (up from 222.5 to 461.5)
  • Orkney Islands (468.8 to 700.9)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (415.1 to 588.7)
  • Dumfries & Galloway (334.5 to 472.0)
  • Inverclyde (293.3 to 429.5).

A total of 55 places across the UK have seen increases in the number of cases in the seven days to November 7, compared with the previous week.

The following data shows (from left to right) the rate of cases in the seven days to November 7, new cases recorded in the seven days to November 7, rate of new cases in the seven days to October 31 and new cases recorded in the seven days to October 31.

The 55 places where cases have climbed in the past seven days to November 7 include:

  • Orkney Islands, Scotland, 700.9, (157), 468.8, (105)
  • Clackmannanshire, Scotland, 600.5, (308), 584.9, (300)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scotland, 588.7, (156), 415.1, (110)
  • Fermanagh and Omagh, Northern Ireland, 548.0, (643), 484.1, (568)
  • East Ayrshire, Scotland, 544.4, (662), 421.9, (513)
  • North Devon, South-west England, 536.8, (527), 491.0, (482)
  • Powys, Wales, 506.7, (674), 463.8, (617)
  • Daventry, East Midlands, 499.1, (434), 441.6, (384)
  • Ards and North Down, Northern Ireland, 496.7, (805), 465.9, (755)
  • Swansea, Wales, 492.8, (1215), 486.7, (1200)
  • Angus, Scotland, 487.8, (565), 401.5, (465)
  • Causeway Coast and Glens, Northern Ireland, 486.4, (705), 413.3, (599)
  • Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, 472.0, (700), 334.5, (496)
  • Selby, Yorkshire & the Humber, 467.8, (429), 454.8, (417)
  • Perth and Kinross, Scotland, 461.5, (701), 222.5, (338)
  • Stirling, Scotland, 436.9, (411), 351.8, (331)
  • Scottish Borders, Scotland, 434.7, (501), 357.5, (412)
  • Torridge, South-west England, 433.7, (298), 426.4, (293)
  • Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland, 431.0, (642), 376.0, (560)
  • Inverclyde, Scotland, 429.5, (331), 293.3, (226)
  • Rother, South-east England, 418.8, (405), 318.5, (308)
  • Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland, 412.4, (575), 371.5, (518)
  • Argyll and Bute, Scotland, 408.5, (349), 407.4, (348)
  • West Oxfordshire, South-east England, 406.2, (454), 395.5, (442)
  • Newry Mourne and Down, Northern Ireland, 401.8, (730), 372.1, (676)
  • Falkirk, Scotland, 401.7, (645), 335.7, (539)
  • Charnwood, East Midlands, 401.2, (756), 360.4, (679)
  • Highland, Scotland, 400.5, (943), 310.1, (730)
  • Shropshire, West Midlands, 394.9, (1285), 379.2, (1234)
  • Hastings, South-east England, 394.4, (365), 352.2, (326)
  • North Lanarkshire, Scotland, 384.6, (1312), 380.2, (1297)
  • Moray, Scotland, 384.5, (368), 314.5, (301)
  • Fife, Scotland, 384.1, (1437), 372.1, (1392)
  • East Northamptonshire, East Midlands, 373.3, (355), 364.9, (347)
  • East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, 365.1, (397), 329.2, (358)
  • North Ayrshire, Scotland, 362.8, (487), 330.7, (444)
  • Harborough, East Midlands, 361.1, (345), 359.0, (343)
  • South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 360.6, (1157), 348.5, (1118)
  • South Ayrshire, Scotland, 360.3, (404), 299.6, (336)
  • Aberdeen City, Scotland, 341.8, (783), 341.0, (781)
  • East Renfrewshire, Scotland, 338.3, (325), 242.6, (233)
  • Eastbourne, South-east England, 337.8, (349), 321.3, (332)
  • West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, 331.7, (293), 303.4, (268)
  • Great Yarmouth, Eastern England, 330.7, (328), 315.5, (313)
  • East Lothian, Scotland, 327.2, (353), 274.3, (296)
  • Derry City and Strabane, Northern Ireland, 309.7, (468), 303.1, (458)
  • Bolton, North-west England, 301.1, (868), 284.5, (820)
  • Canterbury, South-east England, 281.8, (470), 245.3, (409)
  • Renfrewshire, Scotland, 274.8, (493), 255.9, (459)
  • Glasgow City, Scotland, 220.4, (1401), 214.1, (1361)
  • Hackney and City of London, London, 214.1, (625), 206.9, (604)
  • Tower Hamlets, London, 200.6, (666), 185.6, (616)
  • Newham, London, 195.1, (693), 190.0, (675)
  • Southwark, London, 180.6, (578), 175.3, (561)
  • Westminster, London, 179.4, (484), 169.0, (456).

Although cases are slowly falling across England, there are still many areas where the rate of new cases has prompted concern.

There are a total of 11 areas which have been identified to have an increase in the prevalence of the virus in the past seven days, according to the world’s largest Covid study, the Zoe Covid Symptom Study.

The area identified to have the highest rate of cases per 100,000 people was Wrexham at 4,459 cases.

The remaining 10 places were Peterborough, County Durham, Darlington, Bury, Warrington, East Sussex, Swindon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Birmingham and North Lincolnshire.

A further 11 places had a fairly constant prevalence of the virus in the past week, while three areas saw a decrease.

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