THIS interactive map of the UK reveals Covid cases in your area, as the Government races to vaccinate the population.
Data shows the outbreak has started to slow down, but the “peak” of hospitalisations and deaths are yet to come.
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The data on the interactive map is from the Government coronavirus dashboard, which covers the whole of the UK.
In England alone, official data shows 89 per cent of local authorities have seen a fall in case rates in the past week.
Some 11 per cent of the 315 authorities saw cases increase.
It’s a huge improvement compared to this time one month ago, when 83 per cent of areas saw a rise in cases.
Knowsley in Merseyside has the highest rate in England, according the PA analysis of Public Health England figures.
It recorded 1,853 new cases in the seven days to January 13 – the equivalent of 1,228.3 cases per 100,000 people.
This is down slightly from 1,266.1 in the seven days to January 6.
Barking and Dagenham in London has the second highest rate, down from 1,578.2 to 1,096.3, with 2,334 new cases.
Newham in London is in third place, down from 1,416.7 to 1,043.2, with 3,684 new cases.
Where cases have increased the most in England
A bus stop sign telling people to stay at home during the third lockdown, Chiswick, England, January 17Credit: Goff Photos
Looking at where cases have jumped most from one week to the next, Preston in Lancashire is top.
Cases rose 29 per cent from 383.6 per 100,000 to 497.4 within seven days.
The Government dashboard map shows parts Lancashire are among the worst-hit areas in England.
Burnley has the highest infection rate of the county, at 848 cases per 100,000.
The second highest jump in cases in England recorded in Norwich, Norfolk, according to PA.
The town’s cases have grown 26 per cent, up from 520 per 100,000 to 658.
Third is Mansfield, a town in Nottinghamshire, where cases grew 21 per cent – 498.6 to 606.5.
Where have cases grown the most and least?
This data is from Public Health England, analysed the PA news agency. It shows cases per 100,000.
The 10 areas with the biggest week-on-week rise in rates:
1. Preston (383.6 to 497.4)
2. Norwich (up from 520.0 to 658.0)
3. Mansfield (498.6 to 606.5)
4. South Ribble (436.0 to 522.6)
5. Plymouth (251.0 to 317.4)
6. Torbay (204.0 to 265.7)
7. Redditch (593.5 to 649.8)
8. Malvern Hills (291.0 to 346.9)
9. Chesterfield (354.6 to 409.9)
10. Chorley (345.1 to 395.0)
The 10 areas with the largest week-on-week drop in rates:
1. Epping Forest (down from 1,227.9 to 662.9)
2. Brentwood (1,029.6 to 498.6)
3. Basildon (1,154,4 to 635.2)
4. Redbridge (1,392.8 to 879.0)
5. Barking and Dagenham (1,578.2 to 1,096.3)
6. Havering (1,214.8 to 741.7)
7. Broxbourne (1,227.4 to 771.0)
8. Harlow (1,384.0 to 928.0)
9. Bexley (1,192.6 to 748.3)
10. Thurrock (1,356.5 to 924.1)
All of the top 10 areas with the largest drops in cases were in the South East of England, including London.
The south is beginning to recover from the Covid crisis caused by the new variant, which first emerged in Kent in September.
Epping Forest had the largest drop in cases, by 46 per cent from 1,227.9 to 662.9 cases per 100,000.
Second and third were two Essex authorities – Brentwood and Basildon.
But regardeless of the improvements, London still has a long way to go to bring infection rates down.
PHE data shows London still has the highest case rate of any region, at 810.9 cases per 100,000 compared to Yorkshire’s 291.
Second is the East of England, with 580.4, followed by the North West with 571.
Meanwhile, new coronavirus cases have dropped by more than 30 per cent in a week.
Official statistics released Sunday afternoon show 38,598 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Britain, down on the 54,940 recorded last Sunday.
However, a further 671 people have died from Covid-19 – the country’s highest Sunday increase to date.
It comes as the vaccine programme is expanded to reach millions more, with 3.8 million already receiving their first vaccine dose.
From today, letters will be sent to five million over 70s and those who are extremely clinically vulneralbe inviting them to be jabbed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed a new “milestone” in the race to vaccinate the country.
England is now in its third national lockdown, and the PM is in a race to innoculate the population amid the threat of new coronavirus variants.
Vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi said this morning that lockdown could be “gradually eased” from early March, once the most-at risk Brits have had their first dose.
Mr Zahawi said today the Government was on track to meet the mid-February target to vaccinate 13 million of the most vulnerable Brits and lockdown could start to be eased a few weeks after that.
The NHS is giving out around 140 jabs per minute, Sir Simon Stevens, NHS England boss, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.
But he said he is hopeful the country can “go faster” with its Covid jabs than the autumn target.
There are now 17 mass vaccination centres across England, ten of which open this week, adding to hundreds of GP and hospital led services, and the first of pharmacies.