15 areas of England where Covid cases increased the most in the last week

The planned end of all lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June looks in doubt due to rising cases of Covid-19 across the country.

Covid-19 cases overall increased in England by 28.4 per cent per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May (Photo: Getty Images)

The increase in rates has predominantly been fuelled by the spread of the highly transmissible ‘Delta’ Covid variant, which has now been detected in most parts of the country. Covid-19 cases overall increased in England by 28.4 per cent per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May, with some council areas seeing a surge in infections over the latest seven-day period. Listed are the 15 council areas which saw the biggest increase in coronavirus case rates in the week to 27 May. Council areas have been measured by the percentage change in cases over a seven day period. This means that while some areas have seen a huge percentage increase, they may still have a lower rate per 100,000 compared to other places. Images are for illustrative purposes only.

Covid-19 cases in Worthing increased from 0.9 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 16.3 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 1711.1 percentage change.

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Covid-19 cases in Mid Sussex increased from 0.7 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 9.3 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 1228.6 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in the Isle of Wight increased from 11.4 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 17.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 1157.1 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in South Oxfordshire increased from 3.5 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 21.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 522.9 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in the Vale of White Horse increased from 3.7 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 22.1 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 497.3 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Bracknell Forest increased from 5.7 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 33.5 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 487.7 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Surrey Heath increased from 5.6 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 30.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 439.3 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Folkestone and Hythe increased from 2.7 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 14.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 425.9 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Runnymede increased from 2.2 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 11.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 409.1 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in South Ribble increased from 21.7 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 105.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 386.6 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Hastings increased from 3.2 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 14 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 337.5 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Rossendale increased from 76.9 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 316.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 311.2 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Torridge increased from 2.9 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 11.7 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 303.4 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Reigate and Banstead increased from 18.8 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 72.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 286.2 percentage change.
Covid-19 cases in Winchester increased from 2.4 per 100,000 in the week 20 May to 8.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May. This is a 266.7 percentage change.