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Lancashire’s Covid infection rates by area as Burnley passes 1,000 mark

Written by on January 12, 2021

Nearly 8,000 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in one week across Lancashire as Burnley’s infection rate passed the 1,000 mark for the first time.

Public Health England’s new rolling seven-day rate ifor the seven days to January 7 shows that 890 positive tests of the virus were registered in Burnley in seven days, increasing its infection rate from 724.2 cases per 100,000 people to 1000.9.

It is the first time any borough in Lancashire has reached the grim milestone.

The weekly infection rates have also risen in all 13 other boroughs, with Rossendale, (53pc), Pendle (48pc) and South Ribble (47pc) showing the fastest rises.

Burnley, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn are now above the new England average rate of 625.9 while Fylde is the only borough with a rate below 300.

The new infection rate figures include for the first time the first few days of the third national lockdown.

The figures, for the seven days to January 7, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The list below has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published yesterday (January 11) on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Data for the most recent four days (January 8-11) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases. The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Full list of Lancashire infection rates on Monday, January 11:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 7; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 7; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 31; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 31.

Burnley, 1000.9, (890), 724.2, (644) ↑

Pendle, 868.5, (800), 584.1, (538) ↑

Blackburn with Darwen, 735.5, (1101), 565.1, (846) ↑

Hyndburn, 693.5, (562), 484.9, (393) ↑

—————————————————- The latest average infection rate for England is 625.9

Ribble Valley, 597.8, (364), 497.6, (303) ↑

Rossendale, 507.8, (363), 331.6, (237) ↑

West Lancashire, 494.3, (565), 364.8, (417) ↑

Lancaster, 480.0, (701), 332.1, (485) ↑

South Ribble, 442.3, (490), 300.6, (333) ↑

Preston, 411.5, (589), 308.1, (441) ↑

Wyre, 396.1, (444), 322.1, (361) ↑

Chorley, 372.2, (440), 290.1, (343) ↑

Blackpool, 317.0, (442), 255.3, (356) ↑

Fylde, 295.9, (239), 248.8, (201) ↑

Of the 315 local areas in England, 222 (70%) have seen a rise in case rates, 91 (29%) have seen a fall and two are unchanged.

Barking & Dagenham in London continues to have the highest rate in England, with 3,251 new cases recorded in the seven days to January 7 – the equivalent of 1,527.0 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down very slightly from 1,531.2 in the seven days to December 31.

Newham, also in London, has the second highest rate, up from 1,336.6 to 1,390.1 with 4,909 new cases.

Redbridge, again in London, has the third highest rate, down from 1,420.9 to 1,342.3, with 4,097 new cases.

The 10 areas with the biggest week-on-week rise in rates are:

1 Knowsley (up from 537.6 to 1,341.0)

2 Halton (639.8 to 1,227.1)

3 Liverpool (461.2 to 988.5)

4 Sefton (495.3 to 1,018.4)

5 Tendring (764.9 to 1,201.5)

6 St Helens (371.0 to 797.4)

7 Isle of Wight (707.5 to 1,108.1)

8 Wirral (560.8 to 921.3)

9 Worcester (400.1 to 746.9)

10 Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole (503.1 to 844.9)

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