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COVID-19: Pockets in UK have seen sharp increase in cases – here’s where the hot spots are | UK News

Daily deaths and hospital admissions from COVID-19 are at their lowest level since last summer. And restrictions are eased as the UK advances in vaccinating its people.

Still, there are pockets where coronavirus cases have risen sharply recently.

Data shows that although the UK average infection rate fell 15% to 40.1 per 100,000 population during the two-week period ending May 4, there were sharp increases in some regions.

There are 28 local authority regions in England, 4 in Northern Ireland and 2 in Scotland which have case rates twice the national average.

Almost half of these areas recorded an increase in infections compared to the previous two weeks.

Of the 10 locations with the highest daily case rate, only four regions – Derry City and Strabane, Kirklees, Barnsley and Doncaster – recorded a drop in cases from the previous two weeks.

Hyndburn in Lancashire has the highest two-week case rate at 199.9 per 100,000 population. He saw a 211.5% increase in his case rate. This is one of the largest increases among the regions of the country that currently have the highest infection rates.

An outbreak at Mount Carmel High School in Hyndburn, where up to 50 students and staff are believed to have contracted the virus, is believed to be behind the high rate of cases.

Bolton, which is located 15 miles northwest of Manchester, had the second highest infection rate in the country with 158.9 cases per 100,000 population for the same period.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said Bolton was a “cause for concern” after the city recorded one of the highest numbers of infections in a 14-day period ending May 4.

Mr Burnham said there had been a “significant increase in positivity for all ages” in Bolton, which he said was “linked to international travel, particularly to India”.

Scientists and doctors fear that a new variant of double-mutated COVID-19 is causing a sudden increase in cases …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-11 13:11:00