Covid cases: the 15 UK areas where coronavirus infection rates are rising fastest
The Government has ruled out any new coronavirus restrictions before Christmas but positive coronavirus infections are continuing to rise across the UK.
Official UK Government figures show there were 521,602 positive test results in the week to December 16, up 51% from the week before.
Lambeth recorded the UK’s highest case rate, with 2477.2 cases per 100,000 people, while Scarborough recorded the lowest case rate, with 258.4 cases per 100,000 people recorded.
At a regional level, London has the highest infection rates in the UK, with 1455.8 cases per 100,000 people, followed by the East of England, with 893.5 cases per 100,000.
The North East has the lowest rate, with 435.3 cases per 100,000.
Here we reveal the local authorities across the UK where coronavirus infections are rising the fastest.
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