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Coronavirus infection levels have fallen in most areas of England according to new data. The average number of daily infections is declining, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent weeks. Epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector today claimed the UK appears to be “past the pandemic period”, estimating the risk of having symptomatic Covid is now as low as one in 40,000.

Public Health England coronavirus data has dealt a crushing blow for some regions of England where cases are not falling as quickly as other areas.

The rates of coronavirus in England have fallen very slightly or remain largely unchanged according to recent data for the past seven days to April 25.

Coronavirus cases in the UK have now surpassed 4.4 million in total, with a further 2,445 cases reported on Thursday, April 29.

Almost 50 million vaccinations in total have been administered, with 34m first doses and 14m second doses given so far.

The PHE’s recent report found the highest rate of Covid was reported in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The region was named the Covid hotspot in England with 44.7 per 100,000 people.

This figure did represent a downturn from last week where the rate was 46.0 per 100,000 cases.

The Government’s coronavirus dashboard currently puts Yorkshire and the Humber’s rate per 100,000 population at 45.9, with 2,528 cases reported in the past seven days to April 28.

The South West of England had the lowest rate at 14.2 per 100,000, which is largely unchanged from 14.4.

Selby in North Yorkshire has the highest rate of coronavirus cases – with 97 new cases in the seven days to April 25.

This equates to a rate of 107.0 per 1000,000 people, which has risen from 56.3 in the seven days to April 18.

North Lincolnshire has the second-highest rate, up from 52.2 to 72.6, with 125 new cases.

Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, has the third-highest rate, up from 59.1 to 70.7, with 311 new cases.

Other areas in Yorkshire also recorded higher rates, including Barnsley and Wakefield.

The following five spots were revealed as the biggest hotspots for Covid seeing the largest week-on-week rise:

  • Selby (up from 56.3 to 107.0)
  • Hyndburn (28.4 to 70.3)
  • North Lincolnshire (52.2 to 72.6)
  • Chiltern (6.3 to 26.1)
  • Waverley (12.7 to 30.1).

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The sharp rise in Covid injection rates in Selby has been attributed to a workplace outbreak according to public health officials.

Employees at Clipper Logistics in the North Yorkshire town tested positive.

The company said there was no evidence the cases had been contracted in its warehouse.

The firm added on-site testing had begun and would continue for two weeks following the initial rise in case numbers.

The full list of upper-tier areas in the UK from the highest to lowest rates of Covid per 100,000 population over the past seven days are as follows:

Derry City and Strabane: 126 cases – 83.3 rate per 100,000 people

Kirklees: 316 – 71.9

North Lincolnshire: 115 – 66.7

Doncaster: 206 – 66

Mid Ulster: 97 – 65.3

North Lanarkshire: 209 – 61.2

Barnsley 146 -59.1

Luton: 124 – 58.2

Leicester: 199 – 56.2

Wakefield: 195 – 56

Bradford: 297 – 55

Slough: 80 – 53.5

Fermanagh and Omagh: 62 – 52.8

Rotherham: 132 – 49.7

East Ayrshire: 58 – 47.5

Bolton: 136 – 47.3

Moray: 45 – 47

South Ayrshire: 52 – 46.2

Peterborough: 92 – 45.5

East Dunbartonshire: 49 – 45.1

Sheffield: 260 – 44.5

Leeds: 348 – 43.9

Manchester: 238 – 43

Stoke-on-Trent: 110 -42.9

Clackmannanshire: 22 – 42.7

Brent: 131- 39.7

Newry, Mourne and Down: 72 – 39.7

Oldham: 93 – 39.2

Glasgow City: 247 – 39

Hounslow: 103 – 37.9

Trafford: 87 – 36.7

Salford: 94 – 36.3

Hillingdon: 110 – 35.8

Ealing: 122 – 35.7

Sandwell: 117 – 35.6

Blackburn with Darwen: 52 – 34.7

Causeway Coast and Glens: 49 – 33.8

Harrow: 84 – 33.4

Belfast: 114 – 33.2

Westminster: 86 – 32.9

Rochdale: 73 – 32.8

Cambridgeshire: 211 – 32.3

Perth and Kinross: 49 – 32.2

Hartlepool: 30 – 32

North Yorkshire: 197 – 31.9

Windsor and Maidenhead: 48 – 31.7

Wandsworth: 104 – 31.5

West Dunbartonshire: 28 – 31.5

Fife: 117 – 31.3

East Riding of Yorkshire: 106 – 31.1

Newport: 47 – 30.4

Northamptonshire: 229 – 30.4

Tower Hamlets: 97 – 29.9

Newcastle upon Tyne: 90 – 29.7

Southampton: 75 – 29.7

Kingston upon Hull, City of: 77 – 29.6

Nottingham: 98 – 29.4

Swindon: 65 – 29.3

Hammersmith and Fulham: 54 – 29.2

Redbridge: 89 – 29.2

Darlington: 31 – 29

Kensington and Chelsea: 45 – 28.8

Newham: 100 – 28.3

City of Edinburgh: 147 – 28

Barking and Dagenham: 59 – 27.7

Rutland: 11 – 27.6

Stockton-on-Tees: 54 – 27.4

Tameside: 62 – 27.4

Reading: 44 – 27.2

Buckinghamshire: 146 – 26.8

Falkirk: 43 – 26.7

Herefordshire, County of: 51 – 26.5

Birmingham: 299 – 26.2

Renfrewshire: 47 – 26.2

South Lanarkshire: 83 – 25.9

Stockport: 76 – 25.9

Antrim and Newtownabbey: 37 – 25.8

Bury: 49 – 25.7

Merton: 53 – 25.7

Telford and Wrekin: 46 – 25.6

Middlesbrough: 36 – 25.5

Calderdale: 53 – 25.1

Nottinghamshire: 204 – 24.6

Kingston upon Thames: 43 – 24.2

Lincolnshire: 184 – 24.2

Dundee City: 36 – 24.1

Warwickshire: 139 – 24.1

Barnet: 95 – 24

County Durham: 127 – 24

Bedford: 41 – 23.7

Mid and East Antrim: 33 – 23.7

North Ayrshire: 32 – 23.7

Walsall: 67 – 23.5

Lancashire: 286 – 23.4

Wokingham: 40 – 23.4

Wolverhampton: 61 – 23.2

Coventry: 86 – 23.1

Leicestershire: 163 – 23.1

Wigan: 76 – 23.1

Camden: 62 – 23

Bristol, City of: 106 – 22.9

Derby: 59 – 22.9

Suffolk: 172 – 22.6

North Tyneside: 46 – 22.1

North East Lincolnshire: 35 – 21.9

South Tyneside: 33 – 21.9

Swansea: 53 – 21.5

York: 45 – 21.4

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon: 46 – 21.3

Wrexham: 29 – 21.3

South Gloucestershire: 60 – 21

Enfield: 69 – 20.7

Hackney and City of London: 60 – 20.6

Lisburn and Castlereagh: 30 – 20.5

Southwark: 65 – 20.4

Milton Keynes: 54 – 20

East Renfrewshire: 19 – 19.9

Sutton: 41 – 19.9

Croydon: 75 – 19.4

North Somerset: 41 – 19.1

Dudley: 61 – 19

Surrey: 226 – 18.9

Lambeth: 61 – 18.7

Oxfordshire: 129 – 18.7

Brighton and Hove: 54 – 18.6

Gwynedd: 23 – 18.5

Solihull: 40 – 18.5

Hertfordshire: 217 – 18.2

Havering: 47 – 18.1

Norfolk: 164 – 18.1

Warrington: 38 – 18.1

Gateshead: 36 – 17.8

Thurrock: 31 – 17.8

Derbyshire: 142 – 17.7

Staffordshire: 156 – 17.7

Waltham Forest: 49 – 17.7

West Berkshire: 28 – 17.7

Plymouth: 46 – 17.6

Sunderland: 49 – 17.6

West Lothian: 32 – 17.5

Greenwich: 50 – 17.4

Sefton: 48 – 17.4

Bexley: 43 – 17.3

Richmond upon Thames: 34 – 17.2

Dumfries and Galloway: 25 – 16.8

Kent: 264 – 16.7

Neath Port Talbot: 24 – 16.7

Shropshire: 54 – 16.7

Cheshire East: 63 – 16.4

Medway : 45 – 16.2

St. Helens: 29 – 16.1

Haringey: 43 – 16

Redcar and Cleveland: 22 – 16

Central Bedfordshire: 46 – 15.9

Hampshire: 219 – 15.8

Somerset: 89 – 15.8

Worcestershire: 94 – 15.8

Lewisham: 48 – 15.7

Ards and North Down: 25 – 15.5

Inverclyde: 12 – 15.4

Aberdeen City: 35 – 15.3

Wirral: 49 – 15.1

Northumberland: 47 – 14.6

Wiltshire: 73 – 14.6

Portsmouth: 31 – 14.4

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 56 – 14.2

West Sussex: 123 – 14.2

Bracknell Forest: 17 – 13.9

Bromley: 46 – 13.8

Gloucestershire: 88 – 13.8

Cheshire West and Chester: 46 – 13.4

Blackpool: 18 – 12.9

Essex: 191 – 12.8

Isle of Wight: 18 – 12.7

Knowsley: 19 – 12.6

Southend-on-Sea: 23 – 12.6

Dorset: 46 – 12.2

Devon: 96 – 12

Islington : 29 – 12

Liverpool : 60 – 12

Bath and North East Somerset: 23 – 11.9

Cardiff: 43 – 11.7

Stirling: 11 – 11.7

Halton: 15 – 11.6

East Sussex: 63 – 11.3

East Lothian: 12 – 11.2

Bridgend: 16 – 10.9

Carmarthenshire: 20 – 10.6

Powys: 14 – 10.6

Cumbria : 51 – 10.2

Flintshire: 16 – 10.2

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly: 58 – 10.1

Aberdeenshire: 24 – 9.2

Blaenau Gwent: 6 – 8.6

Caerphilly: 15 – 8.3

Argyll and Bute: 7 – 8.2

Vale of Glamorgan: 11 – 8.2

Torfaen: 7 – 7.4

Highland: 17 – 7.2

Isle of Anglesey: 5 – 7.1

Torbay: 9 – 6.6

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 15 – 6.2

Conwy: 7 – 6

Pembrokeshire: 7 – 5.6

Ceredigion: 4 – 5.5

Monmouthshire: 5 – 5.3

Merthyr Tydfil: 3 – 5

Orkney Islands: 1 – 4.5

Denbighshire: 4 – 4.2

Angus: 4 – 3.4

Midlothian: 2 – 2.2

Scottish Borders: 1 – 0.9

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 0 – 0

Shetland Islands: 0 – 0

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