Figures demonstrate that case rates of Covid-19 are increasing in every district of England.
According to recent data, Covid-19 case rates have risen in every region of England, with a substantial spike in the North West.
According to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE), rates in north-west England jumped to 149.6 cases per 100,000 individuals in the seven days to June 6, up from 89.4 the previous week.
This is the region’s highest level since the week ending February 21, and it’s also the highest level of any English region.
The ten locations with the highest Covid rates in England, according to an analysis by the PA news agency of separate PHE data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard on Thursday, are all in the north west.
In the seven days leading up to June 6, 937 new cases were reported in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, equating to 625.9 cases per 100,000 persons.
In the seven days leading up to May 30, this was up from 438.9.
Rossendale in Lancashire had the second highest rate, with 234 new cases, up marginally from 310.6 to 327.4.
With 260 additional cases, Hyndburn, also in Lancashire, has the third highest rate, up from 191.3 to 320.8.
The lowest rate is in South-west England, at 20.8, up from 9.7 the previous week.
Meanwhile, according to the most recent NHS England numbers, there were 906 Covid patients in England’s hospitals as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, up from 779 a week earlier and the largest number since May 12.
The number of patients in north-west England has risen to 271, the highest since April 19.
The data also revealed that 147 persons with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Tuesday, up from 115 the week before and the largest number since April 14.
The numbers include all patients known to have Covid-19 who were admitted in the preceding 24 hours, as well as any patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in the hospital in the previous 24 hours.
Case rates have climbed in almost all age categories in England, according to PHE, with an increase in rates among 20 to 29-year-olds. (This is a brief piece.)