Is YOUR location one of the 234 hotspots where Covid cases are still on the rise?
Cases of CORONAVIRUS are continuing on the rise in 234 locations around the UK, and this interactive map will show you if your local authority is one of them.
Infections have decreased in 141 locations, with Trafford in Greater Manchester having the highest number of infections in the UK.
Manchester was rife with Covid infections during the peak of the pandemic last year, and mayor Andy Burnham worked hard to save the city from being placed on a tighter lockdown tier.
With 1,978 new cases in the seven days leading up to October 7, Trafford now has the highest rate in the country, equating to 832.6 new cases per 100,000 people.
This is a significant increase from 516.9 in the seven days leading up to September 30.
With 522 new cases, Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria had the second highest rate, rising from 668.4 to 782.3.
With 793 new cases, Kettering in Northamptonshire has the third highest rate, down from 907.9 to 775.8.
The greatest incidence in Wales is in the Vale of Glamorgan (692.6); the highest rate in Northern Ireland is in Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (504.1); and the highest rate in Scotland is in West Lothian (442.3).
While Trafford has the highest infection rate, it is also one of the five locations where rates have increased the most.
East Northamptonshire’s population has increased from 431.1 to 644.6 people per 100,000.
The area’s health chief stated last week that she felt ‘helpless’ in the face of the rising number of cases.
The increases were mostly found in school-aged children, according to Lucy Wightman, Northamptonshire’s top health officer.
“We’ve been on the verge of putting out tougher messaging,” she added, “but our difficulty is that we no longer have the legal capacity to enforce.”
“Most places are in similar situations, and we’re feeling powerless.”
Infection rates have also increased in Ipswich, rising from 478.8 to 679.5 in the same week.
In the last week, infection rates in the area have increased by about 40%.
People should still take measures, according to Martin Seymour, acting deputy director of public health for Suffolk.
He went on to say that hospital rates had not yet risen.
The number of instances per 100,000 in Ashfield, East Midlands, has also increased from 433.2 to 617.9.
The area’s director of public health has advised residents to remember the value of vaccinations.
Even if you’ve gotten the vaccine, Jonathan Gribbin recommends getting a PCR test if you’re experiencing symptoms.
The population of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, has increased from 555.7 to 735.5.
The increase of infections across the country comes as one expert has issued a pandemic warning.
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