Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Here is Wednesday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England.

The figures, for the seven days to August 16, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days (August 17-19) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

HEALTH Coronavirus Cases
HEALTH Coronavirus Cases

Northampton continues to have the highest rate, thanks to an outbreak at the local Greencore sandwich factory.

A total of 262 new cases were recorded in the town in the seven days to August 16, the equivalent of 116.6 per 100,000 people, up from 38.7 in the seven days to August 9.

In Oldham, the rate has dropped from 105.4 to 84.3, with 200 new cases.

Blackburn with Darwen is third, where the rate has risen very slightly from 74.2 to 76.2, with 114 new cases.

In Leicester the rate continues to fall, down from 68.9 to 47.4, with 168 new cases.

Other areas recording notable week-on-week jumps include:

– Manchester (up from 37.8 to 49.0, with 271 new cases)

– Salford (up from 24.3 to 36.7, with 95 new cases)

– Bury (up from 25.1 to 33.0, with 63 new cases)

– Birmingham (up from 22.4 to 30.0, with 343 new cases)

Coronavirus alert messages on a sign in the centre of Leicester (Joe Giddens/PA)
Coronavirus alert messages on a sign in the centre of Leicester (Joe Giddens/PA)

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on August 19 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 16; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 16; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 9; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 9.