CASES of Covid-19 are still rising in 22 places in England and this interactive map reveals if your local area is one of them.
Official data published by Public Health England (PHE) states that in the last seven days infections have dropped in 92 per cent of places (290 areas).
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Of the 315 local areas in England, just three have remained unchanged.
Boston in Lincolnshire has stayed flat at 179.6 cases per 100,000, which equates to 126 infections.
Amber Valley in Derbyshire is unchanged at 115.5 cases per 100,000 and South Northamptonshire is at 55 cases per 100,000.
A drop in infection levels across the country is paramount to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.
As infection rates fall – different areas of society are set to open, with the hope that normal life will resume by June.
So far in the UK over 20.4 million people have had a first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab or the Pfizer/BioNTech offering with over 840,000 having had their second.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock this week revealed that the vaccine drive has had an impact in hospitalisation rates in the age groups that were top of the priority list.
As infections are falling in the majority of areas across England, there are 22 where rates are still rising.
The 22 place where Covid infections are still rising
The figures, for the seven days to February 26, 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.
The figure on the LEFT is where cases currently sit, with the figure on the RIGHT being the case numbers seven days ago.
South Holland, 192.6, (183), 182.1, (173)
Oadby and Wigston, 173.6, (99), 164.9, (94)
Hull, 165.1, (429), 144.0, (374)
Hyndburn, 164.1, (133), 129.6, (105)
West Lindsey, 128.6, (123), 111.8, (107)
Lincoln, 112.8, (112), 103.7, (103)
Worthing, 108.5, (120), 76.0, (84)
North Lincolnshire, 94.6, (163), 92.9, (160)
Watford, 93.2, (90), 82.8, (80)
Ipswich, 91.3, (125), 82.5, (113)
Hastings, 74.5, (69), 61.5, (57)
Dacorum, 74.3, (115), 69.1, (107)
East Lindsey, 72.0, (102), 41.6, (59)
Cambridge, 71.3, (89), 65.7, (82)
Epping Forest, 67.6, (89), 66.1, (87)
Eden, 63.8, (34), 62.0, (33)
Wokingham, 61.4, (105), 52.0, (89)
Mendip, 58.8, (68), 57.1, (66)
Tonbridge and Malling, 49.9, (66), 43.9, (58)
East Devon, 41.7, (61), 40.3, (59)
Islington, 38.8, (94), 38.4, (93)
Torridge, 13.2, (9), 10.3, (7)
The area that has seen the biggest week on week increase is Hyndburn in Lancashire.
Cases here have gone from 129.6 per 100,000 to 164.1.
Hyndburn is the only area in Lancashire where cases are still rising after the third national coronavirus lockdown was implemented.
Worthing in West Sussex has also witnessed an increase in rates and has gone from 76 to 108.5.
The area falls under the West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and data from the government’s coronavirus dashboard shows that at present there are 114 patients in hospital with Covid-19 and 15 on ventilation.
Another area that has seen a rise in infection levels is East Lindsey in Lincolnshire.
Cases here have gone from 41.6 to 72.
The local council issued a plea to residents to continue to follow the rules after people flocked to beauty spots due to the mild weather over the weekend.
The leader of East Lindsey District Council told local media that people need to have some patience when it comes to riding out the rest of lockdown.
He said: “Effectively, it was very evident that lots of people have gone over and above the usual local people walking dogs, out exercising and shopping.
“It’s people getting impatient.
“Even though it might only be a few weeks until April 12 when things can ease up a bit more, that time is needed for the vaccine rollout to continue and for the vaccine to be effective in those groups inoculated.”
Nearby West Lindsey has also seen an increase, going from 111.8 to 128.6.
Looking further north and Hull also saw a rise from 144 to 165.1.
Data from the ZOE Symptom Tracker App this week states that the area has one of the worst rates of active Covid in the country.
In recent weeks there has been a handful of outbreaks in the area which has contributed to the rise in infection rates.
Local media reported that factory workers at Willerby Caravans had been left “scared” after an outbreak at the site.
Dozens of colleagues tested positive for the virus with many more off work self isolating.
While cases have gone up in the 22 areas above, some of the most infected parts of the country have seen a decrease in infections.
Corby in Northamptonshire continues to have the highest rate in England, with 166 new cases recorded in the seven days to February 26 – the equivalent of 229.9 cases per 100,000 people.
This is down from 346.2 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to February 19.
Leicester has the second highest rate, down from 256.6 to 207.8, with 736 new cases.
North West Leicestershire is in third place, down slightly from 220.1 to 198.8, with 206 new cases.
West Devon has the lowest number of cases in the country with just 7.2 cases per 100,000 – the equivalent of four cases.
It comes as it was yesterday revealed that Covid deaths have plunged by 37 per cent in a week.
A further 6,391 cases and 343 deaths were recorded yesterday.
The stats are a drop from last Tuesday, when 8,489 cases and 548 deaths in the UK were reported.