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Data Focus: Highest and lowest Coronavirus case rates in England this week

Coronavirus case rates have continued to fall across most of England- here's a look at the areas with the highest and lowest levels of cases recently.

For more analysis and a look at what the latest data tells us about the easing of lockdown restrictions, click here.

 

The 20 UTLA areas with the highest prevalence of COVID-19 cases

The following upper-tier local authority areas in England had the highest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the seven-day period ending 9 February 2021.

UTLA Area Cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people Change compared to case rate at 2 February
Rutland 405.74 +34.6%
Walsall 362.20 -27.0%
Sandwell 358.05 -25.6%
Middlesbrough 331.96 -4.9%
St. Helens 326.16 -23.3%
Knowsley 310.88 -40.5%
Blackburn with Darwen 286.58 -25.9%
Luton 284.91 -34.1%
Bolton 281.69 +0.6%
Peterborough 279.84 -30.4%
Slough 270.16 -38.1%
Leicester 269.60 -33.2%
Nottingham 264.04 -30.9%
Sunderland 261.79 -24.2%
Wolverhampton 258.96 -44.6%
Birmingham 256.35 -45.0%
Bedford 252.75 -36.3%
Liverpool 249.98 -23.4%
Sefton 249.63 -24.2%
Ealing 248.39 -56.8%

 

The 20 UTLA areas with the lowest prevalence of COVID-19 cases

The following upper-tier local authority areas in England had the lowest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the seven-day period ending 9 February 2021.

UTLA Area Cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people Change compared to case rate at 2 February
Devon 56.21 -18.5%
Plymouth 58.37 -59.5%
County of Herefordshire 74.17 -83.2%
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 76.20 -46.5%
Camden 79.62 -77.7%
Brighton and Hove 88.01 -67.1%
Gloucestershire 88.06 -48.0%
Bath and North East Somerset 88.47 -64.3%
Suffolk 90.63 -68.6%
Tower Hamlets 94.54 -83.4%
Torbay 96.14 -79.4%
Islington 98.16 -68.9%
Hackney and City of London 101.02 -82.7%
Westminster 101.41 -64.5%
North East Lincolnshire 101.53 -1.3%
East Sussex 103.01 -83.5%
Oxfordshire 103.08 -54.5%
Wokingham 103.44 -66.7%
Kent 104.90 -66.4%
York 106.83 -54.6%

 

UTLA areas where there has been an increase in the COVID-19 case rate recently

The following upper-tier local authority areas in England saw an increase in their rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the seven-day period ending 9 February 2021, compared to the previous 7-day period.

UTLA Area Cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people Change compared to case rate at 2 February
Rutland 405.74 +34.6%
Calderdale 223.69 +33.0%
Bradford 236.58 +8.8%
Rotherham 224.93 +6.6%
City of Kingston upon Hull 167.07 +5.1%
Barnsley 202.13 +4.6%
Bolton 281.69 +0.6%

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