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Worrying data shows 11 hotspots where coronavirus cases are rising fastest

Coronavirus hotspots have seen a huge surge in new cases – with 13 towns and cities now having more than 100 cases per 100,000 people, alarming data shows.

Liverpool, South Tyneside, Oldham, Knowsley, Halton, Warrington, Hyndburn and Manchester were among the areas that saw sharp week-on-week rises.

The number of people testing positive more than doubled in Rossendale, data from Public Health England confirmed, while Pendle and Blackpool have also seen dramatic increases.

Bolton remains the worst-affected hotspot, but there has been a small week-on-week drop, from 198.2 to 189.9 cases per 100,000 people.

It comes as the number of people testing positive reaches the highest level since May, and the Prime Minister warns that a second wave is « inevitable ».

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Yesterday 4,322 new cases were confirmed by the government.

Liverpool saw 594 people test positive in the seven days to Tuesday – the most recent data available – bringing its rate from 76.5 to 119.3.

In South Tyneside the rate rose from 66.9 to 121.9 after 184 new cases were confirmed.

The full list of local authority areas in England is shown below.

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Bolton remains the worst-affected area – but the number of new cases has dropped slightly
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Ministers are weighing up ‘on-off’ lockdowns which could see strict local restrictions put in place and then relaxed throughout the winter.

 The R rate is now estimated to be 1.1 to 1.4 across the UK – meaning the number of infections is doubling every seven to eight days. 

Yesterday Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: « We’re seeing clear signs this virus is now spreading widely across all age groups and I am particularly worried by the increase in rates of admission to hospital and intensive care among older people.

« This could be a warning of far worse things to come. »

The Prime Minister echoed that pessimism, admitting that the UK is heading the same way as Spain, where the death toll hit 239 in a day this week.

He said: « We’re looking very carefully at the spread of the pandemic as it evolves over the last few days and there’s no question, as I’ve said for several weeks now, that we could expect (and) are now seeing a second wave coming in.

The Prime Minister said a second nationwide lockdown cannot be ruled out
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« We are seeing it in France, in Spain, across Europe – it has been absolutely, I’m afraid, inevitable we were going to see it in this country. »

How many cases are there in your area?

Data shows: This week’s infection rate and the number of confirmed cases (in brackets), followed by last week’s infection rate and number of confirmed cases (in brackets)

Bolton 189.9 (546), 198.2 (570)
Hyndburn 144.4 (117), 96.2 (78)
Preston 139.0 (199), 106.9 (153)
Rossendale 131.5 (94), 50.4 (36)
South Tyneside 121.9 (184), 66.9 (101)
Liverpool 119.3 (594), 76.5 (381)
Knowsley 117.3 (177), 76.2 (115)
Oldham 113.4 (269), 86.5 (205)
Burnley 109.1 (97), 100.1 (89)
Bury 105.2 (201), 84.3 (161)
Oadby and Wigston 103.5 (59), 107.0 (61)
Blackburn with Darwen 102.9 (154), 104.2 (156)
Salford 100.5 (260), 88.1 (228)
St. Helens 99.7 (180), 70.3 (127)
Halton 98.9 (128), 44.0 (57)
Wirral 97.8 (317), 82.4 (267)
Bradford 96.7 (522), 89.5 (483)
Warrington 94.8 (199), 89.5 (188)
Tameside 90.5 (205), 106.4 (241)
Rochdale 89.9 (200), 80.5 (179)
Manchester 89.5 (495), 81.6 (451)
Pendle 89.0 (82), 61.9 (57)
Leicester 85.8 (304), 80.2 (284)
Gateshead 83.6 (169), 64.3 (130)
Birmingham 77.3 (883), 97.0 (1108)
Leeds 76.9 (610), 75.0 (595)
Sunderland 70.9 (197), 102.3 (284)
Newcastle upon Tyne 70.7 (214), 62.7 (190)
Blaby 69.9 (71), 66.0 (67)
Kirklees 69.4 (305), 50.9 (224)
Solihull 69.3 (150), 79.5 (172)
Sefton 61.5 (170), 45.6 (126)
Wigan 59.6 (196), 47.5 (156)
Rugby 56.9 (62), 33.0 (36)
Sandwell 55.4 (182), 59.4 (195)
Wyre 54.4 (61), 32.1 (36)
Selby 53.0 (48), 59.6 (54)
Barrow-in-Furness 49.2 (33), 37.3 (25)
Stockport 48.4 (142), 46.7 (137)
Blackpool 48.0 (67), 25.8 (36)
Wolverhampton 47.8 (126), 60.0 (158)
North Tyneside 47.6 (99), 45.2 (94)
South Ribble 46.0 (51), 49.6 (55)
Trafford 45.9 (109), 40.9 (97)
Calderdale 45.4 (96), 58.6 (124)
Chorley 44.0 (52), 28.8 (34)
Hartlepool 42.7 (40), 60.9 (57)
West Lancashire 42.0 (48), 42.9 (49)
Charnwood 41.4 (77), 30.1 (56)
Redbridge 41.0 (125), 38.3 (117)
Windsor and Maidenhead 40.3 (61), 26.4 (40)
Craven 40.3 (23), 36.8 (21)
Sheffield 39.7 (232), 51.1 (299)
Hertsmere 39.1 (41), 43.8 (46)
County Durham 38.7 (205), 42.1 (223)
Rushcliffe 38.6 (46), 21.8 (26)
Rotherham 38.1 (101), 40.7 (108)
High Peak 37.8 (35), 29.1 (27)
Stevenage 36.4 (32), 22.8 (20)
St Albans 36.4 (54), 24.9 (37)
Walsall 35.0 (100), 31.5 (90)
Fylde 34.7 (28), 28.5 (23)
Hounslow 34.3 (93), 33.1 (90)
Northumberland 34.1 (110), 20.2 (65)
Coventry 32.8 (122), 34.7 (129)
York 32.8 (69), 20.9 (44)
Wakefield 31.9 (111), 33.0 (115)
Hambleton 31.7 (29), 14.2 (13)
Barking and Dagenham 30.5 (65), 28.2 (60)
Middlesbrough 30.5 (43), 54.6 (77)
Stoke-on-Trent 29.6 (76), 31.2 (80)
Ribble Valley 29.6 (18), 14.8 (9)
Nottingham 28.5 (95), 39.7 (132)
Castle Point 27.7 (25), 14.4 (13)
Scarborough 27.6 (30), 48.7 (53)
Cheshire West and Chester 26.8 (92), 27.1 (93)
Harborough 26.7 (25), 27.7 (26)
Tamworth 26.1 (20), 26.1 (20)
Bolsover 26.1 (21), 29.8 (24)
Newham 26.1 (92), 36.8 (130)
East Staffordshire 25.9 (31), 33.4 (40)
Havering 25.8 (67), 34.3 (89)
Dudley 25.8 (83), 29.2 (94)
Kettering 25.5 (26), 39.3 (40)
Broxtowe 25.4 (29), 45.6 (52)
Nuneaton and Bedworth 25.4 (33), 14.6 (19)
Northampton 25.4 (57), 40.5 (91)
Waltham Forest 24.9 (69), 18.1 (50)
Enfield 24.9 (83), 29.7 (99)
Stockton-on-Tees 24.8 (49), 27.9 (55)
Runnymede 24.6 (22), 20.1 (18)
Hackney and City of London 24.4 (71), 26.1 (76)
Barnsley 24.3 (60), 32.0 (79)
Spelthorne 24.0 (24), 43.1 (43)
South Staffordshire 24.0 (27), 34.7 (39)
Derby 23.7 (61), 22.2 (57)
Cheshire East 23.7 (91), 27.6 (106)
Ashfield 23.5 (30), 38.3 (49)
Haringey 23.1 (62), 30.9 (83)
Kensington and Chelsea 23.1 (36), 32.7 (51)
Hinckley and Bosworth 23.0 (26), 18.6 (21)
Broxbourne 22.6 (22), 12.3 (12)
Lancaster 22.6 (33), 23.3 (34)
Darlington 22.5 (24), 18.7 (20)
Corby 22.2 (16), 58.2 (42)
Mansfield 22.0 (24), 43.9 (48)
Tower Hamlets 21.6 (70), 32.0 (104)
Harrow 21.5 (54), 33.0 (83)
Brent 21.2 (70), 22.7 (75)
Bracknell Forest 21.2 (26), 22.0 (27)
Hammersmith and Fulham 21.1 (39), 30.8 (57)
Bromsgrove 21.0 (21), 36.0 (36)
Ealing 20.8 (71), 28.4 (97)
Doncaster 20.5 (64), 19.2 (60)
Stafford 20.4 (28), 25.5 (35)
Brighton and Hove 20.3 (59), 17.2 (50)
Lambeth 19.9 (65), 30.7 (100)
Wyre Forest 19.7 (20), 19.7 (20)
Wandsworth 19.7 (65), 28.8 (95)
Luton 19.7 (42), 31.4 (67)
North East Derbyshire 19.7 (20), 27.6 (28)
Oxford 19.7 (30), 26.9 (41)
Watford 19.7 (19), 29.0 (28)
South Kesteven 19.7 (28), 19.0 (27)
Copeland 19.1 (13), 4.4 (3)

Cannock Chase 18.9 (19), 34.7 (35)
Harlow 18.4 (16), 10.3 (9)
Barnet 18.2 (72), 24.3 (96)
Camden 18.1 (49), 20.4 (55)
Lichfield 18.1 (19), 22.0 (23)
Harrogate 18.0 (29), 46.6 (75)
Hillingdon 17.9 (55), 24.1 (74)
West Lindsey 17.8 (17), 25.1 (24)
Newcastle-under-Lyme 17.8 (23), 29.4 (38)
Greenwich 17.7 (51), 15.6 (45)
East Riding of Yorkshire 17.6 (60), 15.2 (52)
Epping Forest 17.5 (23), 12.9 (17)
Warwick 17.4 (25), 18.1 (26)
Slough 17.4 (26), 26.1 (39)
Staffordshire Moorlands 17.3 (17), 20.3 (20)
Southwark 17.3 (55), 25.4 (81)
North Hertfordshire 17.2 (23), 20.2 (27)
Amber Valley 17.2 (22), 35.9 (46)
Lincoln 17.1 (17), 45.3 (45)
North Kesteven 17.1 (20), 34.2 (40)
Welwyn Hatfield 17.1 (21), 31.7 (39)
Woking 16.9 (17), 19.8 (20)
North Lincolnshire 16.8 (29), 22.1 (38)
Cherwell 16.6 (25), 11.3 (17)
Plymouth 16.4 (43), 14.5 (38)
Wellingborough 16.3 (13), 30.1 (24)
Worthing 16.3 (18), 35.3 (39)
Bedford 16.2 (28), 23.1 (40)
Redcar and Cleveland 16.0 (22), 27.7 (38)
Lewisham 16.0 (49), 19.9 (61)
Horsham 16.0 (23), 18.8 (27)
Dartford 16.0 (18), 11.5 (13)
Kingston upon Thames 15.8 (28), 17.5 (31)
Islington 15.7 (38), 23.9 (58)
Merton 15.5 (32), 16.0 (33)
South Gloucestershire 15.4 (44), 13.7 (39)
Gedling 15.3 (18), 22.9 (27)
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 15.2 (60), 21.2 (84)
Great Yarmouth 15.1 (15), 17.1 (17)
Richmondshire 14.9 (8), 9.3 (5)
Peterborough 14.8 (30), 31.6 (64)
East Northamptonshire 14.8 (14), 18.0 (17)
Reigate and Banstead 14.8 (22), 15.5 (23)
Southend-on-Sea 14.7 (27), 13.1 (24)
Newark and Sherwood 14.7 (18), 20.4 (25)
West Suffolk 14.5 (26), 18.4 (33)
Adur 14.0 (9), 20.2 (13)
South Derbyshire 14.0 (15), 29.8 (32)
Basildon 13.9 (26), 17.6 (33)
Central Bedfordshire 13.9 (40), 10.0 (29)
Westminster 13.8 (36), 23.0 (60)
Richmond upon Thames 13.6 (27), 22.2 (44)
Bromley 13.2 (44), 17.5 (58)
Eden 13.1 (7), 15.0 (8)
North Somerset 13.0 (28), 28.4 (61)
Redditch 12.9 (11), 16.4 (14)
Cheltenham 12.9 (15), 12.9 (15)
Three Rivers 12.9 (12), 23.6 (22)
South Bucks 12.8 (9), 22.8 (16)
Daventry 12.8 (11), 18.6 (16)
Rushmoor 12.7 (12), 16.9 (16)
Havant 12.7 (16), 4.0 (5)
Rochford 12.6 (11), 6.9 (6)
Herefordshire 12.4 (24), 19.2 (37)
Epsom and Ewell 12.4 (10), 23.6 (19)
Stratford-on-Avon 12.3 (16), 18.4 (24)
North Warwickshire 12.3 (8), 18.4 (12)
Swale 12.0 (18), 20.7 (31)
Worcester 11.9 (12), 18.8 (19)
Melton 11.7 (6), 29.3 (15)
Chichester 11.6 (14), 14.9 (18)
Chiltern 11.5 (11), 18.8 (18)
Chesterfield 11.4 (12), 34.3 (36)
Malvern Hills 11.4 (9), 41.9 (33)
Erewash 11.3 (13), 26.9 (31)
Sutton 11.1 (23), 12.1 (25)
Telford and Wrekin 11.1 (20), 18.3 (33)
Bristol 11.0 (51), 20.9 (97)
Tunbridge Wells 10.9 (13), 21.1 (25)
Wycombe 10.9 (19), 14.3 (25)
Croydon 10.9 (42), 20.9 (81)
Milton Keynes 10.8 (29), 17.4 (47)
South Northamptonshire 10.6 (10), 13.8 (13)
Aylesbury Vale 10.5 (21), 9.5 (19)
Bexley 10.5 (26), 12.9 (32)
South Lakeland 10.5 (11), 18.1 (19)
Brentwood 10.4 (8), 20.8 (16)
Mendip 10.4 (12), 15.6 (18)
Torridge 10.3 (7), 8.8 (6)
Tandridge 10.2 (9), 21.6 (19)
Huntingdonshire 10.1 (18), 9.0 (16)
Guildford 10.1 (15), 16.1 (24)
Rutland 10.0 (4), 12.5 (5)
East Lindsey 9.9 (14), 12.0 (17)
Shropshire 9.6 (31), 12.4 (40)
Vale of White Horse 9.6 (13), 12.5 (17)
Tewkesbury 9.5 (9), 6.3 (6)
Bath and North East Somerset 9.3 (18), 15.5 (30)
Gloucester 9.3 (12), 10.8 (14)
Wychavon 9.3 (12), 31.7 (41)
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 9.3 (53), 5.4 (31)
Allerdale 9.2 (9), 14.3 (14)
Exeter 9.1 (12), 12.2 (16)
Dacorum 9.0 (14), 12.9 (20)
West Oxfordshire 9.0 (10), 14.5 (16)
Wiltshire 9.0 (45), 16.4 (82)
East Hampshire 9.0 (11), 10.6 (13)
Elmbridge 8.8 (12), 23.4 (32)
Uttlesford 8.8 (8), 23.0 (21)
Test Valley 8.7 (11), 26.2 (33)
Southampton 8.7 (22), 10.7 (27)
Arun 8.7 (14), 16.2 (26)
Thurrock 8.6 (15), 12.0 (21)
Bassetlaw 8.5 (10), 17.0 (20)
Gravesham 8.4 (9), 9.4 (10)
Tonbridge and Malling 8.3 (11), 9.1 (12)
Derbyshire Dales 8.3 (6), 13.8 (10)
South Cambridgeshire 8.2 (13), 13.2 (21)
Swindon 8.1 (18), 17.1 (38)
Forest of Dean 8.1 (7), 4.6 (4)
Portsmouth 7.9 (17), 14.4 (31)
Norwich 7.8 (11), 10.7 (15)
Wokingham 7.6 (13), 12.3 (21)
Ipswich 7.3 (10), 5.8 (8)
Chelmsford 7.3 (13), 14.0 (25)
Canterbury 7.3 (12), 7.3 (12)
Ryedale 7.2 (4), 12.6 (7)
Cambridge 7.2 (9), 15.2 (19)
Hart 7.2 (7), 7.2 (7)
Winchester 7.2 (9), 4.0 (5)
Medway 7.2 (20), 8.6 (24)
Waverley 7.1 (9), 17.4 (22)
South Oxfordshire 7.0 (10), 11.3 (16)
Hull 6.9 (18), 15.4 (40)
Mole Valley 6.9 (6), 11.5 (10)
Fenland 6.9 (7), 7.9 (8)
Cotswold 6.7 (6), 7.8 (7)
Colchester 6.7 (13), 7.2 (14)
Sedgemoor 6.5 (8), 8.9 (11)
Hastings 6.5 (6), 17.3 (16)
Breckland 6.4 (9), 12.1 (17)
Thanet 6.3 (9), 4.2 (6)
Wealden 6.2 (10), 15.5 (25)
Reading 6.2 (10), 21.6 (35)
New Forest 6.1 (11), 26.7 (48)
Fareham 6.0 (7), 13.8 (16)
East Hertfordshire 6.0 (9), 12.7 (19)
Mid Sussex 6.0 (9), 15.9 (24)
Maidstone 5.8 (10), 12.2 (21)
Boston 5.7 (4), 10.0 (7)
North East Lincolnshire 5.6 (9), 11.3 (18)
Surrey Heath 5.6 (5), 14.6 (13)
Carlisle 5.5 (6), 16.6 (18)
Broadland 5.4 (7), 12.2 (16)
Crawley 5.3 (6), 15.1 (17)
Folkestone and Hythe 5.3 (6), 8.8 (10)
West Berkshire 5.0 (8), 6.3 (10)
Dorset 5.0 (19), 11.1 (42)
Mid Devon 4.9 (4), 6.1 (5)
Eastbourne 4.8 (5), 28.9 (30)
Mid Suffolk 4.8 (5), 6.7 (7)
East Devon 4.8 (7), 13.0 (19)
South Somerset 4.8 (8), 5.9 (10)
Gosport 4.7 (4), 5.9 (5)
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk 4.6 (7), 9.9 (15)
Maldon 4.6 (3), 6.2 (4)
Braintree 4.6 (7), 7.9 (12)
South Norfolk 4.3 (6), 9.9 (14)
Dover 4.2 (5), 10.2 (12)
Isle of Wight 4.2 (6), 6.3 (9)
North Devon 4.1 (4), 10.3 (10)
Ashford 3.8 (5), 6.2 (8)
Teignbridge 3.7 (5), 7.5 (10)
West Devon 3.6 (2), 3.6 (2)
Tendring 3.4 (5), 2.7 (4)
Basingstoke and Deane 3.4 (6), 6.2 (11)
Stroud 3.3 (4), 11.7 (14)
Sevenoaks 3.3 (4), 15.7 (19)
Somerset West and Taunton 3.2 (5), 13.5 (21)
East Suffolk 3.2 (8), 10.4 (26)
Eastleigh 3.0 (4), 9.0 (12)
Lewes 2.9 (3), 10.7 (11)
North West Leicestershire 2.9 (3), 17.4 (18)
East Cambridgeshire 2.2 (2), 3.3 (3)
Babergh 2.2 (2), 7.6 (7)
South Holland 2.1 (2), 15.8 (15)
Rother 2.1 (2), 20.8 (20)
South Hams 1.1 (1), 8.0 (7)
Torbay 0.0 (0), 10.3 (14)
North Norfolk 0.0 (0), 3.8 (4)