In the two weeks ending May 15, 2021, 66.7 percent of cases in Hounslow were from the variant, whereas just seven days later that figure was 70 percent.
The London borough of Hillingdon attributes 81.4 percent of cases to B.1.617.2 while in Barnet it’s 64.9 percent.
In the North, Lichfield has a concerning rate of 85.7 percent with Leicester’s number standing at 71.3 percent.
Moving further south, Windsor & Maidenhead’s overall percentage is 75 percent and neighbouring authority Wokingham shows similar rates with 77.8 percent.
While the numbers may seem alarming, there are a number of areas where the total number of cases attributed to the variant stands at zero.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed