Covid infection rates: the areas in England with highest coronavirus cases right now

A total of 120 (38 per cent) areas of England have seen a rise in coronavirus case rates in the seven days up to 19 March

The towns and cities in England with the current highest Covid-19 infection rates have been named by Public Health England (PHE).

The figures are based on the seven days up to 19 March, and are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

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Data for the last five days, from 20 to 24 March, have been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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Where are infection rates rising and falling?

Of the 315 local areas in England, a total of 120 (38 per cent) have seen a rise in coronavirus case rates, 188 (60 per cent) have seen a fall and seven remain unchanged.

Barnsley currently has the highest infection rate in England, with 478 new cases recorded in the seven days to 19 March.

This amounts to the equivalent of 193.6 cases per 100,000 people, and marks a rise from 153.9 in the seven days previous, up to 12 March.

Corby in Northamptonshire has the second highest infection rate overall, with the rate unchanged week-on-week at 182.8, with 132 new cases.

North Lincolnshire has the third highest rate, up from 126.5 to 167.2, with 288 new cases.

Of the 120 areas in England to record a week-on-week rise, the five areas with the biggest increases are:

Broxtowe - up from 50.0 to 92.1 North Lincolnshire - up from 126.5 to 167.2 Barnsley - up from 153.9 to 193.6 West Lindsey - up from 77.4 to 113.9 Rugby - up from 67.9 to 103.7

Which areas have the highest infection rates?

Listed are the 15 areas of England that currently have the highest Covid-19 infection rates, based on the latest PHE figures.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days up to 19 March, compared with the previous seven days up to 12 March.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to 19 March; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to 19 March; rate of new cases in the seven days to 12 March; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to 12 March.

Barnsley, 193.6, (478), 153.9, (380) Corby, 182.8, (132), 182.8, (132) North Lincolnshire, 167.2, (288), 126.5, (218) Redditch, 166.5, (142), 152.5, (130) Hull, 149.7, (389), 177.5, (461) Rotherham, 144.7, (384), 129.6, (344) Bradford, 137.5, (742), 148.4, (801) Wakefield, 132.9, (463), 128.6, (448) Luton, 131.9, (281), 107.5, (229) Peterborough, 128.1, (259), 126.6, (256) Doncaster, 121.8, (380), 110.0, (343) South Holland, 120.0, (114), 127.3, (121) Tameside, 118.3, (268), 117.0, (265) Bassetlaw, 114.9, (135), 126.9, (149) Fenland, 114.9, (117), 106.0, (108) West Lindsey, 113.9, (109), 77.4, (74) Darlington, 112.4, (120), 126.4, (135) Sheffield, 111.5, (652), 97.3, (569) Salford, 111.3, (288), 110.5, (286) Boston, 111.2, (78), 125.4, (88) Leicester, 107.6, (381), 114.3, (405) Bolton, 106.8, (307), 95.3, (274) Derbyshire Dales, 106.5, (77), 80.2, (58) Kirklees, 105.7, (465), 97.3, (428) Rugby, 103.7, (113), 67.9, (74) Melton, 103.5, (53), 91.8, (47) Oldham, 101.6, (241), 102.9, (244) Rochdale, 101.6, (226), 127.2, (283) Bury, 101.6, (194), 68.6, (131) Rossendale, 100.7, (72), 88.1, (63) Wigan, 99.8, (328), 96.5, (317) Leeds, 99.1, (786), 106.7, (846) North East Lincolnshire, 97.8, (156), 152.3, (243) Blackburn with Darwen, 96.2, (144), 126.9, (190) East Staffordshire, 96.0, (115), 106.1, (127) East Northamptonshire, 95.2, (90), 84.6, (80) Bolsover, 93.1, (75), 93.1, (75) Broxtowe, 92.1, (105), 50.0, (57) Stockton-on-Tees, 90.7, (179), 107.9, (213) South Ribble, 90.3, (100), 115.5, (128) Newark and Sherwood, 89.9, (110), 94.8, (116) North West Leicestershire, 89.8, (93), 119.7, (124) Preston, 88.0, (126), 136.9, (196) Newcastle-under-Lyme, 87.3, (113), 73.4, (95) Southampton, 86.7, (219), 87.9, (222) Manchester, 86.6, (479), 93.5, (517) South Tyneside, 86.1, (130), 74.8, (113) Calderdale, 86.1, (182), 108.3, (229) Solihull, 85.0, (184), 82.7, (179) South Kesteven, 85.0, (121), 73.0, (104) Sandwell, 84.6, (278), 92.9, (305) Mansfield, 82.3, (90), 76.8, (84) Ribble Valley, 82.1, (50), 83.8, (51) Burnley, 82.1, (73), 70.9, (63) Sunderland, 81.0, (225), 87.9, (244) Dudley, 80.8, (260), 52.6, (169) Hartlepool, 80.1, (75), 120.6, (113) Warrington, 79.5, (167), 70.9, (149) East Riding of Yorkshire, 79.4, (271), 71.5, (244) South Derbyshire, 78.3, (84), 78.3, (84) Ashfield, 77.4, (99), 67.2, (86) Stoke-on-Trent, 77.2, (198), 88.9, (228) Stockport, 77.0, (226), 95.1, (279) Tamworth, 76.9, (59), 86.1, (66) Northampton, 76.6, (172), 69.5, (156) Gedling, 76.3, (90), 79.7, (94) Stevenage, 76.3, (67), 71.7, (63) East Lindsey, 76.2, (108), 92.4, (131) Hyndburn, 75.3, (61), 76.5, (62) Ipswich, 75.2, (103), 56.2, (77) Middlesbrough, 73.1, (103), 104.3, (147) Blaby, 71.9, (73), 83.7, (85) Nottingham, 71.5, (238), 75.1, (250) Northumberland, 71.3, (230), 48.4, (156) Birmingham, 71.3, (814), 77.7, (887) North Warwickshire, 70.5, (46), 82.7, (54) West Lancashire, 69.1, (79), 83.1, (95) Cannock Chase, 68.5, (69), 54.6, (55) Selby, 68.4, (62), 60.7, (55) Stratford-on-Avon, 68.4, (89), 66.9, (87) Cheshire West and Chester, 68.2, (234), 61.2, (210) Walsall, 66.9, (191), 78.1, (223) Slough, 66.2, (99), 101.6, (152) Charnwood, 66.2, (123), 96.3, (179) Swindon, 66.2, (147), 71.6, (159) Runnymede, 66.0, (59), 50.3, (45) Wolverhampton, 65.7, (173), 58.9, (155) Hillingdon, 65.5, (201), 78.2, (240) Lincoln, 65.5, (65), 81.6, (81) North Tyneside, 65.4, (136), 73.1, (152) County Durham, 65.3, (346), 71.5, (379) Fylde, 64.4, (52), 59.4, (48) Newcastle upon Tyne, 64.1, (194), 69.3, (210) Harborough, 64.0, (60), 65.0, (61) Kettering, 63.9, (65), 85.5, (87) St. Helens, 63.1, (114), 83.1, (150) South Staffordshire, 62.3, (70), 49.8, (56) Pendle, 61.9, (57), 64.1, (59) Wyre Forest, 61.2, (62), 104.6, (106) Halton, 60.3, (78), 54.9, (71) Thanet, 59.9, (85), 31.0, (44) Ealing, 59.7, (204), 72.6, (248) Worcester, 59.3, (60), 53.3, (54) Castle Point, 57.5, (52), 50.9, (46) Hounslow, 57.5, (156), 60.8, (165) Staffordshire Moorlands, 56.9, (56), 84.3, (83) Redcar and Cleveland, 56.9, (78), 67.1, (92) Huntingdonshire, 56.2, (100), 51.7, (92) Richmondshire, 55.8, (30), 83.8, (45) Chorley, 55.8, (66), 77.8, (92) Breckland, 55.7, (78), 62.2, (87) Erewash, 55.5, (64), 75.4, (87) Spelthorne, 55.1, (55), 51.1, (51) Derby, 54.8, (141), 71.5, (184) Coventry, 54.6, (203), 56.8, (211) Oadby and Wigston, 54.4, (31), 56.1, (32) Brent, 53.7, (177), 47.3, (156) Sedgemoor, 53.6, (66), 41.4, (51) Nuneaton and Bedworth, 53.1, (69), 67.0, (87) Rushcliffe, 52.9, (63), 50.3, (60) Harlow, 52.8, (46), 56.3, (49) Wellingborough, 52.7, (42), 85.3, (68) Crawley, 52.5, (59), 46.3, (52) Cheshire East, 52.3, (201), 54.9, (211) Warwick, 50.1, (72), 41.0, (59) Lichfield, 49.6, (52), 84.0, (88) Bristol, 49.6, (230), 46.6, (216) Windsor and Maidenhead, 49.5, (75), 41.6, (63) Redbridge, 49.5, (151), 47.2, (144) Harrow, 49.0, (123), 59.3, (149) Wyre, 48.2, (54), 41.9, (47) Gateshead, 48.0, (97), 60.4, (122) Harrogate, 47.9, (77), 41.0, (66) Milton Keynes, 47.9, (129), 75.3, (203) Wycombe, 46.4, (81), 56.7, (99) Bromsgrove, 46.1, (46), 43.1, (43) Merton, 46.0, (95), 37.8, (78) Thurrock, 45.3, (79), 52.2, (91) Portsmouth, 45.1, (97), 54.0, (116) Reading, 45.1, (73), 34.6, (56) Hinckley and Bosworth, 45.1, (51), 63.6, (72) Knowsley, 45.1, (68), 52.4, (79) Kingston upon Thames, 45.1, (80), 56.3, (100) Rochford, 44.6, (39), 33.2, (29) Amber Valley, 44.5, (57), 48.4, (62) High Peak, 44.2, (41), 42.1, (39) Chesterfield, 43.9, (46), 48.6, (51) Colchester, 43.7, (85), 45.2, (88) Eastleigh, 43.4, (58), 53.9, (72) Central Bedfordshire, 43.3, (125), 46.4, (134) Barrow-in-Furness, 43.3, (29), 26.8, (18) Daventry, 43.0, (37), 60.5, (52) North East Derbyshire, 42.4, (43), 54.2, (55) Sefton, 42.3, (117), 57.2, (158) King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 42.3, (64), 65.4, (99) Barking and Dagenham, 42.3, (90), 44.6, (95) South Somerset, 42.2, (71), 57.0, (96) South Oxfordshire, 41.5, (59), 26.7, (38) Wokingham, 40.9, (70), 35.1, (60) Blackpool, 40.9, (57), 43.7, (61) Newham, 40.8, (144), 45.3, (160) Canterbury, 40.5, (67), 37.5, (62) Liverpool, 40.2, (200), 52.0, (259) Rutland, 40.1, (16), 27.6, (11) Ryedale, 39.7, (22), 37.9, (21) Chichester, 39.6, (48), 16.5, (20) Tendring, 39.6, (58), 22.5, (33) Epping Forest, 39.5, (52), 31.9, (42) Uttlesford, 39.4, (36), 24.1, (22) Islington, 39.2, (95), 23.9, (58) Vale of White Horse, 39.0, (53), 39.0, (53) Worthing, 38.9, (43), 61.5, (68) Trafford, 38.8, (92), 63.6, (151) Wychavon, 38.6, (50), 45.6, (59) Brighton and Hove, 38.5, (112), 28.9, (84) North Kesteven, 38.5, (45), 59.0, (69) North Hertfordshire, 38.2, (51), 22.5, (30) Gosport, 37.7, (32), 35.4, (30) Woking, 37.7, (38), 51.6, (52) Ashford, 37.7, (49), 26.1, (34) Mid Suffolk, 37.5, (39), 20.2, (21) Arun, 37.3, (60), 48.5, (78) Swale, 37.3, (56), 38.6, (58) South Gloucestershire, 37.2, (106), 44.2, (126) Rushmoor, 35.9, (34), 30.7, (29) Plymouth, 35.9, (94), 32.0, (84) Greenwich, 35.8, (103), 37.2, (107) East Cambridgeshire, 35.6, (32), 22.3, (20) Dartford, 35.5, (40), 30.2, (34) Winchester, 35.2, (44), 30.4, (38) Havering, 35.1, (91), 40.1, (104) Wandsworth, 34.9, (115), 36.1, (119) Southend-on-Sea, 34.4, (63), 39.3, (72) Bedford, 34.0, (59), 50.8, (88) Scarborough, 34.0, (37), 24.8, (27) Brentwood, 33.8, (26), 18.2, (14) Broadland, 33.6, (44), 30.6, (40) Sutton, 33.4, (69), 44.6, (92) Norwich, 33.4, (47), 32.0, (45) Richmond upon Thames, 33.3, (66), 32.8, (65) Welwyn Hatfield, 33.3, (41), 38.2, (47) Three Rivers, 33.2, (31), 31.1, (29) Dacorum, 33.0, (51), 41.4, (64) Lancaster, 32.9, (48), 37.7, (55) South Bucks, 32.8, (23), 44.3, (31) Telford and Wrekin, 32.2, (58), 26.7, (48) Herefordshire, 31.6, (61), 29.6, (57) Tower Hamlets, 31.4, (102), 35.4, (115) Fareham, 31.0, (36), 47.3, (55) Test Valley, 30.9, (39), 34.1, (43) Eastbourne, 30.8, (32), 16.4, (17) Chelmsford, 30.8, (55), 29.1, (52) East Devon, 30.8, (45), 49.9, (73) York, 30.4, (64), 47.5, (100) Oxford, 30.2, (46), 50.5, (77) Lambeth, 30.1, (98), 30.4, (99) West Oxfordshire, 29.8, (33), 33.4, (37) Broxbourne, 29.8, (29), 28.8, (28) Craven, 29.8, (17), 36.8, (21) Allerdale, 29.7, (29), 50.1, (49) Hertsmere, 29.5, (31), 44.8, (47) Hambleton, 29.5, (27), 51.3, (47) Lewisham, 29.4, (90), 28.4, (87) Wirral, 29.3, (95), 42.6, (138) Hammersmith and Fulham, 29.2, (54), 39.4, (73) Stafford, 29.1, (40), 33.5, (46) Medway, 29.1, (81), 39.8, (111) Dorset, 29.1, (110), 30.1, (114) Lewes, 29.1, (30), 24.2, (25) West Suffolk, 29.0, (52), 38.0, (68) Waltham Forest, 28.9, (80), 43.3, (120) Basingstoke and Deane, 28.9, (51), 34.0, (60) Shropshire, 28.5, (92), 35.9, (116) East Suffolk, 28.5, (71), 29.3, (73) Tandridge, 28.4, (25), 30.6, (27) Enfield, 28.2, (94), 29.4, (98) Surrey Heath, 28.0, (25), 21.3, (19) Watford, 28.0, (27), 37.3, (36) Malvern Hills, 28.0, (22), 40.7, (32) Dover, 27.9, (33), 30.5, (36) Bracknell Forest, 27.7, (34), 37.5, (46) Aylesbury Vale, 27.6, (55), 45.6, (91) Epsom and Ewell, 27.3, (22), 21.1, (17) Cambridge, 27.2, (34), 40.1, (50) Westminster, 27.2, (71), 32.9, (86) West Berkshire, 27.1, (43), 31.6, (50) Stroud, 26.7, (32), 32.5, (39) South Northamptonshire, 26.5, (25), 30.7, (29) Torbay, 26.4, (36), 25.0, (34) Mole Valley, 26.4, (23), 32.1, (28) Basildon, 25.6, (48), 41.7, (78) Braintree, 25.6, (39), 26.9, (41) Mid Devon, 25.5, (21), 23.1, (19) Cherwell, 25.2, (38), 23.9, (36) North Somerset, 25.1, (54), 42.8, (92) Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 25.0, (99), 35.4, (140) Wiltshire, 25.0, (125), 37.4, (187) Bromley, 25.0, (83), 34.0, (113) Elmbridge, 24.9, (34), 30.7, (42) Sevenoaks, 24.8, (30), 21.5, (26) Bexley, 24.6, (61), 31.0, (77) East Hertfordshire, 24.0, (36), 31.4, (47) South Cambridgeshire, 23.9, (38), 42.1, (67) New Forest, 23.9, (43), 22.2, (40) Guildford, 23.5, (35), 37.6, (56) Adur, 23.3, (15), 18.7, (12) Southwark, 23.2, (74), 20.1, (64) Haringey, 23.1, (62), 30.9, (83) Havant, 23.0, (29), 34.9, (44) Croydon, 22.8, (88), 38.8, (150) Tunbridge Wells, 22.7, (27), 18.5, (22) Kensington and Chelsea, 22.4, (35), 27.5, (43) Reigate and Banstead, 22.2, (33), 49.7, (74) Maidstone, 21.5, (37), 22.7, (39) Bath and North East Somerset, 21.2, (41), 21.2, (41) Tonbridge and Malling, 21.2, (28), 18.2, (24) Eden, 20.7, (11), 16.9, (9) Cheltenham, 20.6, (24), 16.3, (19) Barnet, 20.5, (81), 35.1, (139) Camden, 20.4, (55), 27.4, (74) Horsham, 20.2, (29), 21.6, (31) Great Yarmouth, 20.1, (20), 28.2, (28) Carlisle, 19.3, (21), 23.9, (26) Chiltern, 18.8, (18), 25.0, (24) Gravesham, 18.7, (20), 45.8, (49) Forest of Dean, 18.4, (16), 21.9, (19) Exeter, 18.3, (24), 24.4, (32) St Albans, 18.2, (27), 25.6, (38) Mendip, 18.2, (21), 40.7, (47) South Lakeland, 18.1, (19), 15.2, (16) East Hampshire, 18.0, (22), 35.2, (43) Mid Sussex, 17.9, (27), 16.6, (25) Babergh, 17.4, (16), 28.2, (26) Somerset West and Taunton, 16.8, (26), 20.6, (32) Waverley, 16.6, (21), 15.0, (19) Hackney and City of London, 16.5, (48), 17.9, (52) Hart, 16.5, (16), 29.9, (29) Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 16.3, (93), 14.9, (85) Folkestone and Hythe, 15.9, (18), 24.8, (28) Gloucester, 15.5, (20), 21.7, (28) Hastings, 15.1, (14), 23.7, (22) Tewkesbury, 14.7, (14), 22.1, (21) Wealden, 14.2, (23), 9.9, (16) South Norfolk, 14.2, (20), 17.0, (24) North Norfolk, 13.4, (14), 14.3, (15) Isle of Wight, 12.7, (18), 21.2, (30) Torridge, 11.7, (8), 4.4, (3) Maldon, 10.8, (7), 10.8, (7) West Devon, 10.8, (6), 5.4, (3) Cotswold, 10.0, (9), 14.5, (13) Teignbridge, 8.9, (12), 18.6, (25) Copeland, 7.3, (5), 29.3, (20) Rother, 7.3, (7), 10.4, (10) South Hams, 5.7, (5), 5.7, (5) North Devon, 5.1, (5), 11.3, (11)