The 64 areas where Covid cases are still rising – is yours on the hotspot list?

CORONAVIRUS cases are rising in 64 local authorities and this interactive map reveals if your area is one of them.

Out of the 377 local areas in the UK, 313 places have seen a drop in infection rates, data has revealed.

Areas in the South West are still struggling with infection rates after public health officials in the area warned a blunder in testing would mean cases would continue to rise.

Around 43,000 people received false negative PCR test results between September 8 and October 12 – meaning many people who were infected had the virus without knowing.

Cases are still rising and Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire continues to have the highest rate in the UK, with 803 new cases in the seven days to October 28 – the equivalent of 831.1 per 100,000 people.

This is down from 1,216.1 in the seven days to October 21.

Stroud in Gloucestershire has the second highest rate, down from 1,206.8 to 771.7, with 933 new cases.

Hospital admissions in Gloucestershire have now started to rise as a result and new restrictions are now being imposed on two hospitals in the areas.

It means that just one person from family, friends or other supporters can visit patients for two hours each day at a slot arranged by staff.

The rules have come into force today at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals.

Elsewhere and Torfaen in Wales has the third highest rate of infections in the country, down from 1,059.8 to 769.8, with 730 new cases.

The local council is encouraging eligible residents to come forward for their flu vaccinations and have reminded residents that school children in years 7-11 can all come forward for their jabs.

In Scotland, Clackmannanshire has the highest rate (633.7) and Antrim & Newtownabbey has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (571.1).

While these areas have the highest infection rates, there are five other areas that have seen a steep rise in cases in the last week.

The Orkney Islands, which has had relatively low infection rates throughout the pandemic has seen a steep rise in cases up from 258.9 to 486.6 in the last week.

It was announced just yesterday that 100 members of the military will be bought into Scotland in order to help rollout both the Covid booster campaign and flu jabs.

The 64 places where coronavirus cases are rising

The figure on the LEFT shows cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to October 28. The figure on the RIGHT shows infections, also per 100,000, in the seven days up to October 21.

  1. St Albans, Eastern England, 735.3, (1098), 685.8, (1024)
  2. Clackmannanshire, Scotland, 633.7, (325), 598.6, (307)
  3. Fylde, North-west England, 618.1, (502), 583.7, (474)
  4. Arun, South-east England, 603.3, (972), 507.7, (818)
  5. Antrim and Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, 571.1, (821), 541.9, (779)
  6. Mid Sussex, South-east England, 546.9, (832), 455.5, (693)
  7. Torbay, South-west England, 544.7, (742), 469.8, (640)
  8. Hinckley and Bosworth, East Midlands, 543.7, (618), 496.2, (564)
  9. Oadby and Wigston, East Midlands, 542.6, (311), 518.2, (297)
  10. Scarborough, Yorkshire & the Humber, 515.9, (561), 513.2, (558)
  11. Teignbridge, South-west England, 508.0, (686), 472.5, (638)
  12. South Cambridgeshire, Eastern England, 505.3, (813), 493.5, (794)
  13. Blaby, East Midlands, 504.2, (514), 347.2, (354)
  14. North Devon, South-west England, 498.1, (489), 494.0, (485)
  15. Orkney Islands, Scotland, 486.6, (109), 258.9, (58)
  16. Epsom and Ewell, South-east England, 481.5, (390), 467.9, (379)
  17. Worcester, West Midlands, 478.7, (480), 426.9, (428)
  18. South Holland, East Midlands, 477.8, (458), 430.9, (413)
  19. South Tyneside, North-east England, 469.1, (709), 426.8, (645)
  20. Ards and North Down, Northern Ireland, 466.5, (756), 444.3, (720)
  21. Hartlepool, North-east England, 465.7, (437), 409.2, (384)
  22. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 460.5, (1201), 327.9, (855)
  23. Gravesham, South-east England, 460.3, (492), 434.1, (464)
  24. Harborough, East Midlands, 458.5, (438), 394.6, (377)
  25. Rutland, East Midlands, 457.1, (185), 373.1, (151)
  26. Stockton-on-Tees, North-east England, 452.8, (894), 387.0, (764)
  27. Newark and Sherwood, East Midlands, 449.9, (554), 403.6, (497)
  28. Tandridge, South-east England, 448.4, (397), 400.9, (355)
  29. York, Yorkshire & the Humber, 444.1, (937), 412.8, (871)
  30. Bury, North-west England, 436.3, (832), 411.6, (785)
  31. Newcastle upon Tyne, North-east England, 428.9, (1316), 409.7, (1257)
  32. Charnwood, East Midlands, 421.4, (794), 351.9, (663)
  33. Malvern Hills, West Midlands, 417.9, (332), 386.4, (307)
  34. Leicester, East Midlands, 410.1, (1452), 322.0, (1140)
  35. Melton, East Midlands, 406.7, (209), 340.5, (175)
  36. Wrexham, Wales, 399.8, (544), 369.0, (502)
  37. North West Leicestershire, East Midlands, 397.9, (417), 386.4, (405)
  38. Richmondshire, Yorkshire & the Humber, 396.4, (213), 370.4, (199)
  39. Wirral, North-west England, 391.0, (1268), 384.5, (1247)
  40. North East Lincolnshire, Yorkshire & the Humber, 385.3, (614), 375.9, (599)
  41. Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland, 370.6, (552), 355.1, (529)
  42. Dundee City, Scotland, 370.2, (551), 338.7, (504)
  43. Argyll and Bute, Scotland, 364.0, (311), 300.8, (257)
  44. Swale, South-east England, 363.5, (549), 285.4, (431)
  45. Angus, Scotland, 360.9, (418), 333.3, (386)
  46. North Ayrshire, Scotland, 349.3, (469), 321.0, (431)
  47. Hull, Yorkshire & the Humber, 343.5, (890), 331.1, (858)
  48. Aberdeen City, Scotland, 334.4, (766), 243.6, (558)
  49. East Lothian, Scotland, 329.9, (356), 317.0, (342)
  50. Hastings, South-east England, 325.2, (301), 315.5, (292)
  51. West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, 324.9, (287), 319.2, (282)
  52. Cambridge, Eastern England, 319.8, (400), 303.8, (380)
  53. Moray, Scotland, 319.7, (306), 269.6, (258)
  54. Nottingham, East Midlands, 309.7, (1044), 257.8, (869)
  55. Highland, Scotland, 305.0, (718), 267.6, (630)
  56. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scotland, 301.9, (80), 290.6, (77)
  57. Midlothian, Scotland, 296.3, (276), 224.4, (209)
  58. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, 293.3, (435), 279.9, (415)
  59. Hammersmith and Fulham, London, 290.4, (533), 274.0, (503)
  60. Thanet, South-east England, 289.8, (410), 263.7, (373)
  61. City of Edinburgh, Scotland, 271.4, (1432), 230.1, (1214)
  62. Brent, London, 239.8, (786), 238.3, (781)
  63. Lambeth, London, 212.2, (683), 196.1, (631)
  64. Shetland Islands, Scotland, 131.2, (30), 74.3, (17)

Scotland's health secretary Humza Yousaf warned that Covid would add to winter pressures usually faced by the NHS.

“It remains clear that getting vaccinated is the single most effective step that anyone can take to protect themselves from the most severe disease caused by Covid-19", he said.

In Leicestershire and the borough of Blaby, which sits just outside the city centre, has also seen a rise in infections, jumping from 347.2 to 504.2.

Leicester had been one of the areas that it was revealed would be set to receive additional testing capacity and extra vaccine help in a bid to drive infections down.

In Aberdeenshire, infections have also jumped from 327.9 to 460.5.

Elsewhere and there are two areas in Sussex that have witnessed an increase in infections in the last seven days.

In Arun, cases have jumped from 507.7 to 603.3 and in Mid Sussex they have also increased from 455.5 to 546.9 per 100,000.

Experts have urged people to come forward for their booster jabs in order to protect them from a harsh winter.

Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and deputy lead for the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme, said: “NHS staff are making it as easy as possible for people to get their top-up vaccination, and from today people can now go online, find their nearest site and go and get their booster without delay. 

“The booster is not just a nice to have – it is really important protection ahead of what we know will be a challenging winter.

"So if you are eligible, please do check the site finder and go get your jab.”

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