These are the UK areas with the highest Covid-19 case rates right now (Composite: Kim Mogg / JPIMedia)

Covid hotspots: 15 UK areas with highest rates amid warnings of coronavirus third wave

Public Health England has warned that cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant have increased by 79 per cent in the space of a week, with infections most driven by younger age groups.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 3:02 pm

Professor Adam Finn an advisor on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), warned that a ‘third wave’ of coronavirus infection “is definitely under way”, and stressed the race is on between the vaccine rollout and the highly transmissible variant first identified in India. It is hoped the infections will be brought under control now that the jab rollout has extended to anyone aged 18 and over, but many parts of the country are currently seeing a rise in cases. Listed are the 15 areas of the UK which have the highest rates of Covid-19 cases right now, based on the seven days up to 16 June. Images are for illustrative purposes.

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