Friday, 19 August 2022 – 02:21

Coronavirus: Cases fall in all four UK nations while total vaccinated exceeds 30 million

As England prepares for the further easing of lockdown measures on Monday, rates of COVID-19 have been falling again across the UK.

Falling cases, falling deaths and rising vaccinations are likely to see more lockdown measures ease over the coming weeks – a prospect supported by the latest Coronavirus data. On Sunday, the UK reported 3,862 cases of COVID-19, which is the lowest daily total in more than 6 months. The weekend has also seen the UK pass another major milestone in its vaccination programme, with there now being 30 million people across the four nations that have received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19.

Click through the slides above to view some of the latest national and UK-wide data, or keep reading to find out which areas in England had the lowest and highest recorded prevalence of the virus this week…

 

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 23 March 2021.

UTLA AreaCases of COVID-19 per 100,000 peopleChange compared to case rate at 16 March
North Lincolnshire169.48+19%
Barnsley162.44-17%
Rotherham158.62+12%
Bradford149.69+9%
Doncaster144.60+30%
Kingston upon Hull143.58-16%
Wakefield140.10+15%
Luton133.30+3%
Sheffield130.29+20%
Leeds111.46+11%
Peterborough111.24-18%
Tameside109.05-10%
Calderdale108.77+10%
Rochdale108.36-6%
Blackburn with Darwen107.55-1%
Leicester106.99-6%
Oldham106.282%
Kirklees105.96+4%
Stockton-on-Tees105.90+11%
Bolton102.94-1%

 

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 23 March 2021.

UTLA AreaCases of COVID-19 per 100,000 peopleChange compared to case rate at 16 March
Isle of Wight14.81-19%
Devon16.20-13%
Gloucestershire17.890%
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly18.43+15%
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole18.97-40%
Bath and North East Somerset20.18-5%
East Sussex20.28+17%
Croydon21.20-35%
Camden21.85-15%
Torbay22.02-14%
Hackney and City of London22.7744%
Barnet23.24-14%
Bromley23.47-28%
Southwark24.150%
West Sussex26.16-27%
Sutton26.65-38%
Cumbria26.80+9%
North Somerset27.44-22%
Lewisham27.47-1%
Lambeth27.60-17%

 

 

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 by more than 15% per 100,000 people in the seven-day period ending 23 March 2021, compared to the previous 7-day period.

UTLA AreaCases of COVID-19 per 100,000 peopleChange compared to case rate at 16 March
Barking and Dagenham66.23101%
Bexley37.8656%
Windsor and Maidenhead58.1252%
Hackney and City of London22.7744%
Plymouth42.7342%
Greenwich46.5437%
Cheshire West and Chester77.2437%
Doncaster144.6030%
Blackpool48.0529%
Central Bedfordshire54.3926%
Telford and Wrekin35.5823%
Sheffield130.2920%
Dudley79.6020%
North Lincolnshire169.4819%
Rutland47.5919%
Somerset41.2618%
Brighton and Hove37.4717%
Bristol, City of50.0717%
East Sussex20.2817%
Enfield33.5517%
Wiltshire29.4016%
Wakefield140.1015%

 


Data referenced in this article is publicly available from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. Where data is only included up to 23 March, this is to try to ensure accuracy, due to there being a delay between virus tests taking place and cases been recorded. Data may be updated – the inclusion of data here and our analysis is based on the available data at the time of writing. Our analysis has been created for information purposes only and we cannot guarantee its accuracy. 

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