Interactive map reveals Covid rates in YOUR local area as lockdown eases

THIS interactive map reveals coronavirus infection rates in your area as some lockdown restrictions are eased today.

Infections and deaths have plummeted in recent weeks, allowing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown to continue.

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Today all non-essential shops have been able to reopen, with shoppers lining up outside stores to grab a bargain this morning.

Gyms have also reopened for solo training and hospitality venues such as pubs are now able to serve customers in outdoor areas.

Data revealed yesterday by the government showed that death rates had dropped into single figures for the first time in seven months.

Yesterday's figures revealed seven deaths had occurred in the past 24 hours – the lowest daily figure since September 13 when there were five coronavirus-related deaths.

The latest figures show 1,730 new cases have been registered in the past 24 hours – again, the lowest daily number of infections since September 2 last year.

It means the total number of infections in the UK are now 4,369,775 while the death toll is 127,087.

Data from the government's dashboard shows that on a regional basis, Yorkshire and the Humber is the most infected region in the country.

On average around 424 people a day are still testing positive for Covid-19, a stark figure in comparison to the South West, where just two people a day are reportedly being infected.

Yorkshire and the Humber is followed by London, where 171 people a day are testing positive, and the North West, where 170 are also testing positive each day.

The East Midlands is next where 154 people are testing positive a day and inWest Midlands 121 are infected on a daily basis.

In the South East 111 are infected daily, 106 in the East of England and just 63 in the North East.

While these figures show the regional breakdown, the interactive map above is able to reveal specific local authorities that have high infection rates.


Areas with the highest infection rates are shaded in dark colours like purple, and places where infection rates are low are in light yellow.

Corby in Northamptonshire is one of the most infected areas in England, after an outbreak earlier this year was initially blamed on a prison.

The area has 124.6 cases per 100,000 and public health chiefs in Corby have been forced to order door-to-door testing in order to bring down the high infection levels.

Testing has been ramped up on the Beanfield estate in the area, which has high infection rates, but low test take up.

Another area that also has a high infection rate is Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.

The area has 111.6 cases per 100,000 and experts have claimed that the high infection rates are due to several outbreaks in schools.


Consultant in Public Health at Nottinghamshire County Council, Louise Lester, last week said kids have gone home and spread the virus amongst their households.

At a press briefing she said: "As we continue to see a decline in rates across the county those numbers are becoming small, so any increase that may be related to outbreaks can look like a bigger impact on the figures.

"We will continue to monitor any increase we see across the county and make sure action is taken. The public health teams work really closely to support the schools with any cases."

Barnsley is another area where infections remain high, however the area is under 100 infections per 100,000 and has 99.6.

Experts say that schools reopening last month and the rise of accessible testing in the area has led to a higher positivity rate in the community.

While these are some of the areas where infection rates are still high, the map also shows the areas where infection levels are low.

In Torridge, there are just 1.5 cases per 100,000 people and East Hampshire has just 4.1 cases per 100,000.

As the country starts to reopen once more today, Mr Johnson urged Brits to be careful – in order to contain infections and avoid a spike in cases.

He said: "I'm sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it's a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed.

"I urge everyone to continue to behave responsibly and remember 'hands, face, space and fresh air' to suppress Covid as we push on with our vaccination programme."

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