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More than one in 10 regions in England recorded fewer than 10 cases of the coronavirus in the space of a week, new figures show.

Data reveals that 35 places have seen the number of new Covid cases drop to a handful, even in the week that pubs, shops and gyms reopened.

Among them are natural beauty spots, including the Devon coastal district of South Hams – which recorded just two new cases in the week to Friday – as well as Chiltern in Buckinghamshire, Rother in East Sussex and the Forest of Dean, which has recorded three confirmed infections each. .

More than half of all UK adults have now received at least one dose of a vaccine, with more than 33 million registered as having received a vaccine by Wednesday.

The number of regions with peak infection rates is also decreasing, with even the highest infection rates now below 100 cases per 100,000 population in all parts of England.

The figures, for the seven days through April 17, are based on the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in a rapid or lab-reported lateral flow test, by date of collection.

The figures include the first week of the easing of the lockout in England, which saw the reopening of hotels and retail on Monday April 12.

However, it should be noted that experts have previously warned that the virus can take days to show symptoms or trigger a positive test result, with any potential change in the number of cases linked to the easing of restrictions likely still fully. documented.

Authorities are also closely monitoring the arrival of a new Indian variant of the virus which has arrived on British shores, with more than 100 cases recorded, reports The Mirror.

This new tension prompted the government to add India to its “red list” of countries with strict travel restrictions.

Of the 315 local areas in England, 102 (32%) saw a rate hike, 202 (64%) saw a decrease and 11 are unchanged.

Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, has the highest rate, with 229 new cases in the seven days to April 17 – the equivalent of 73.4 cases per 100,000 population. That number is down slightly, from 85.3 in seven days to April 10.

Luton in Bedfordshire has the second highest infection rate, dropping from 94.8 to 72.8, with 155 new cases.

Leicester has the third highest, rising from 76.8 to 66.6, with 236 new cases.

The five areas with the largest increases from week to week are:

South Lakeland (4.8 to 28.5)

Daventry (24.4 to 45.4)

Nuneaton & Bedworth (26.9 to 42.3)

Eastleigh (12.7 to 26.2)

Cambridge (27.2 to 40.1)

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The 35 areas with fewer than 10 cases in the seven days to April 17

South Hams – 2 (instead of 8)

Chiltern – 3 (instead of 21)

Forest of Dean – 3 (instead of 5)

Rother – 3 (instead of 1)

Cotswold – 4 (instead of 7)

Malvern Hills – 4 (instead of 7)

Maldon – 4 (instead of 6)

West Devon – 4 (of 4)

Ribble Valley – 5 (instead of 14)

Rutland – 5 (instead of 10)

Tewkesbury – 5 (instead of 10)

Hambleton – 5 (instead of 7)

Tandridge – 5 (from 5)

North Devon – 5 (instead of 1)

Adur – 6 (instead of 11)

Dover – 6 (instead of 9)

East Devon – 6 (instead of 9)

Folkestone and Hyth – (6 instead of 4)

Eden – 6 (instead of 3)

Derbyshire Dales – 6 (instead of 2)

Surrey Heath – 7 (instead of 13)

Amber Valley – 7 (instead of 11)

Gosport – 7 (instead of 10)

Torridge – 7 (instead of 2)

Copeland – 8 (instead of 18)

Brentwood – 8 (instead of 18)

Rochford – 8 (instead of 17)

Carlisle – 8 (instead of 14)

Mole Valley – 8 (instead of 11)

Bromsgrove – 8 (instead of 9)

Torbay – 9 (instead of 24)

Gravesham – 9 (instead of 17)

Fareham – 9 (instead of 16)

Uttlesford – 9 (instead of 7)

Hastings – 9 (instead of 4)

Complete list of areas by infection rate

The list was calculated by the PA news agency based on data from Public Health England released on April 21 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Data for the most recent four days (April 18-21) have been excluded as they are incomplete and do not reflect the actual number of cases.

Here is the full list.

From left to right, we read: the name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 17; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to April 17; rate of new cases in the seven days before April 10; number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to April 10.

Doncaster, 73.4, (229), 85.3, (266)

Luton, 72.8, (155), 94.8, (202)

Leicester, 66.6, (236), 76.8, (272)

Bradford, 61.1, (330), 93.2, (503)

Slough, 60.2, (90), 73.6, (110)

Shell, 60.1, (156), 62.4, (162)

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 06:50:59