The 15 areas in England with the most people testing positive as Covid positivity rate increases
Covid infections are slowly increasing across England, with the latest government data showing high test positivity rates across the country.
Every region in England saw an increase in test positivity – the proportion of people tested who get a positive result – in the week to 23 September.
On average, 6.9% of people tested got a positive result, up from 5.9% a week earlier.
The latest figures reveal 266 councils are above the maximum 5% level given by the World Health Organisation to determine whether the pandemic is under control.
NationalWorld has the analysed the data to reveal the top 15 councils in England which have recorded the highest Covid-19 positivity rate.