Covid: Further 4,152 Cases As Vaccinations To Be Offered To Children Aged 5 11

Here is Thursday’s update of Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in the UK.

The figures, for the seven days to December 19, are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in a lab-reported test, plus, in England, positive rapid lateral flow tests that do not have a negative confirmatory lab-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours.

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

Data for the most recent four days (December 20-23) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 362 (96%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and 15 (4%) have seen a fall.

Lambeth in London continues to have the highest rate in the UK, with 9,879 new cases in the seven days to December 19 – the equivalent of 3,069.8 per 100,000 people.

This is up from a rate of 974.8 in the seven days to December 12.


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