The latest figures from the UK Government reveal there have been 5,892 deaths in England since the country’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ on 19 July.
This works out at a rate of 10.4 per 100,000 of the population.
The North East is the worst-hit region in England. It has recorded 476 deaths between 19 July and 25 September, a rate of 17.8 per 100,000 people.
Six of its 12 councils are included in the 20 worst-affected areas.
The figures are based on the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test, by date of death.
Here we reveal the 20 areas in England which have had the highest death rate since the country reopened.