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Coronavirus cases near me MAPPED: The 15 areas where COVID is rising

Boris Johnson has u-turned on plans to further lift lockdown restrictions following a rise in cases in a number of areas. The Government has warned the R number in England could be edging upwards – possibly above 1 – which suggests the virus is growing. There have been more than 300,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in the UK and around 46,000 people have died, Government figures tell us.



However, these numbers only include people tested, and the actual death toll is estimated to be much higher.

Greater Manchester and Bradford are the latest places to have restrictions reimposed, after Leicester became the first place in the UK to undergo a localised lockdown.

A major incident has been declared by authorities in Manchester, as meeting up with others outside of your household in a venue or at your home became illegal overnight.

Greater Manchester saw an increase in the seven-day rolling average of cases – between July 6 and 27 – of 76 percent.

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Coronavirus near me: Cases have risen in line with extra testing (Image: GETTY)

Levels of infection remain far below those of several months ago, when the UK was in a full lockdown, the downward trend of deaths has slowed recently.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 fell to levels not seen since mid-March, according to the most recent data from the Office of National Statistics.

There were 217 coronavirus deaths in England and Wales reported in the week to July 24, the figures show, the lowest level for some four months.

This is down from a peak of 8,758 deaths in a week in April.

Coronavirus near me: Manchester has had restrictions put in place following a rise in cases (Image: GETTY)

Deaths from all causes were also below average levels for the sixth consecutive week.

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There were a total of 8,891 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week to July 24, according to the ONS, 161 fewer than the five-year average of 9,052.

Despite decreasing deaths, as testing capacity has risen so has the number of cases which could have otherwise gone undetected.

And Public Health England data, shown by the map below, shows the 15 upper tier local authorities that have seen a rise in cases based on a comparison between the total cumulative data for the week ending July 26, to the same figure as of August 3.

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Coronavirus near me: 15 areas have seen a rise this week (Image: EXPRESS)

The areas with the biggest increase week on week are Swindon and Knowsley – with percentage rises of 55 and 54.5 respectively.

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Swindon has had 120 new cases in the week from July 26 to August 3, compared to 54 cases the week prior.

The town has seen fair few cases in total, however, with 926 – compared against Kent, which has the highest total across England with 8,196.

Knowsley has had 11 new cases in the past week, compared with 5 the week before, and has a total of 1,018 cases since the outbreak began.

Coronavirus near me: COVID-19 is also on the rise in Europe (Image: PA)

The full figres for th 15 areas are as follows:

  1. Swindon – 55% rise week on week (926 total cases)
  2. Knowsley – 54% rise (1018 total cases)
  3. Liverpool – 40% rise (2,585 cases)
  4. St. Helens – 37.5% rise (1,213 cases)
  5. Leeds – 36.9% rise (3,895 total cases)
  6. Slough – 36.8% rise (675 cases)
  7. Redcar and Cleveland – 33% rise (711 cases)
  8. Barking and Dagenham – 32% rise (765 cases)
  9. Tameside – 20% rise ( 1,643 cases)
  10. Sunderland – 18% rise (1,790 cases)
  11. Stockport – 14% rise ( 1,782 cases)
  12. Dudley – 11.7% rise (1,340 cases)
  13. Nottingham – 3.8% rise (1,230 cases)
  14. Cheshire East – 3.5% rise (2,258 cases)
  15. Bury – 2.7% rise (1,359 cases)

Some of these areas are either restricted or in lockdown, including Stockport and Tameside.

Testing capacity in the UK currently stands at 338,585 tests per day, and about 163,000 tests are being processed each day.

Throughout the UK there are currently 86 patients on a mechanical ventilator, and 1,230 people in hospital with COVID-19.

Source Daily Express :: UK Feed

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