Leicester no longer in top 50 areas for virus infections

Leicester is no longer in the top 50 areas of the country with the worst coronavirus infection rates.

The city, which has been in local lockdown since the end of June, now ranks 52nd in the list of areas with the highest prevalence of Covid-19.

The Press Association has compiled the latest list based on Public Health England Data.

Leicester was for weeks top of the table when it came to the number of virus cases per 100,000 people but that spot is now occupied by Burnley.

Leicester’s latest recorded rate is 80.7 cases per 100,000 people and Burnley’s is 340.8.

Numerous other towns and cities, largely in the north of England and other parts of the Midlands, have seen their infection rates leapfrog Leicester’s as they have joined it in having localised bans on household and garden gatherings imposed to try to stop a second wave of coronavirus.

Leicester’s rate remains above the national average rate with the next Government review of the restrictions due by October 9.

Oadby and Wigston is also in local lockdown and stands at 63rd in the list.

Leicester’s director of public health Professor Ivan Browne told a recent city council meeting the measures the city have had in place for nearly 100 days now – which include increased testing and door-to-door advice on public health in areas where the virus has been concentrated – have put it in a better place than others to handle a second wave.

This list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on October 2 on the Government’s coronavirus 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 September 29; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 29; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 22; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 22.

Burnley 340.8 (303), 239.5 (213)

Manchester 289.4 (1600), 189.4 (1047)

Liverpool 287.7 (1433), 239.3 (1192)

Knowsley 283.0 (427), 238.6 (360)

Newcastle upon Tyne 239.4 (725), 212.0 (642)

Halton 220.2 (285), 217.1 (281)

Preston 216.6 (310), 187.9 (269)

St Helens 216.5 (391), 156.2 (282)

Pendle 205.2 (189), 196.5 (181)

Sefton 191.4 (529), 150.9 (417)

Hyndburn 188.8 (153), 192.5 (156)

Bolton 177.0 (509), 248.0 (713)

Oldham 169.5 (402), 178.4 (423)

Sunderland 165.6 (460), 177.2 (492)

Rochdale 165.5 (368), 182.1 (405)

Bury 165.5 (316), 204.7 (391)

South Tyneside 162.9 (246), 204.7 (309)

Salford 157.6 (408), 153.0 (396)

Bradford 153.0 (826), 158.6 (856)

Warrington 151.4 (318), 158.1 (332)

Wirral 150.9 (489), 166.7 (540)

Leeds 149.3 (1184), 119.7 (949)

Rossendale 144.1 (103), 142.7 (102)

Blackburn with Darwen 142.3 (213), 211.8 (317)

Tameside 138.2 (313), 147.9 (335)

West Lancashire 137.4 (157), 80.5 (92)

Wigan 134.2 (441), 130.8 (430)

Hartlepool 131.3 (123), 107.8 (101)

Trafford 126.0 (299), 83.0 (197)

Northumberland 123.4 (398), 115.7 (373)

North Tyneside 118.8 (247), 118.8 (247)

Gateshead 115.8 (234), 157.4 (318)

Barrow-in-Furness 111.9 (75), 70.1 (47)

Middlesbrough 110.7 (156), 80.9 (114)

Sheffield 110.1 (644), 76.3 (446)

Birmingham 109.6 (1251), 147.3 (1682)

Darlington 109.5 (117), 48.7 (52)

Craven 108.5 (62), 89.3 (51)

South Ribble 108.3 (120), 57.8 (64)

Ribble Valley 106.8 (65), 67.3 (41)

Fylde 106.5 (86), 84.2 (68)

Stockton-on-Tees 103.4 (204), 62.8 (124)

Nottingham 100.6 (335), 42.7 (142)

Kirklees 96.6 (425), 103.2 (454)

Stockport 96.1 (282), 81.5 (239)

Rotherham 88.9 (236), 67.4 (179)

County Durham 88.9 (471), 80.7 (428)

Blackpool 86.8 (121), 71.0 (99)

Sandwell 85.2 (280), 113.6 (373)

Newark and Sherwood 84.1 (103), 38.4 (47)

Calderdale 83.7 (177), 86.5 (183)

Leicester 80.7 (286), 121.1 (429)

Solihull 78.6 (170), 75.8 (164)

Chorley 72.7 (86), 63.4 (75)

Wakefield 72.6 (253), 57.4 (200)

Richmondshire 72.6 (39), 52.1 (28)

Wyre 71.4 (80), 54.4 (61)

Cheshire West and Chester 69.1 (237), 54.8 (188)

Lancaster 66.4 (97), 34.9 (51)

York 66.0 (139), 50.3 (106)

Barnsley 65.6 (162), 38.1 (94)

Walsall 65.5 (187), 78.1 (223)

Oadby and Wigston 63.1 (36), 91.2 (52)

Redbridge 62.2 (190), 57.7 (176)

Slough 62.2 (93), 40.8 (61)

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