The 74 areas where Covid cases are still rising – is yours on the list?

CORONAVIRUS cases are still rising in 74 areas across the UK and this interactive map reveals if yours is one of them.

It comes as experts have been warning that the next week-and-a-half is a critical time for the country.

A further 214 Covid deaths were reported yesterday, the third day in a row that they have been over 200.

Data from the Government dashboard up to October 31 shows that cases have fallen in 301 of the 377 local authorities in the UK.

Cases have seemingly fallen as data up to October 21 showed that cases had been highest in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire at 831.1 per 100,000 people.

But the newest data shows that Copeland in Cumbria has the highest rate in the UK, with 526 new cases in the seven days to October 31, the equivalent of 773.1 per 100,000 people.

This is down from 845.1 in the seven days to October 24.

Vale of Glamorgan in Wales has the second highest rate, down from 821.2 to 765.0, with 1,035 new cases.

Torfaen in Wales has the third highest rate, down from 920.6 to 760.3, with 721 new cases.

Clackmannanshire has the highest rate in Scotland (584.9) and Antrim & Newtownabbey has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (553.0).

While these figures are lower than the last seven days, one expert this week warned that cases might be following a similar pattern to last year in that they had come down around October half term, before spiking again later on.

Paul Elliott, director of the React programme at Imperial College London said: "I think watching what happens in the next week, 10 days, is going to be really critical."

Cases are highest in Copeland, but there are five other areas where infections have seen a significant jump in the last week.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Scotland has seen a rise from 237.7 to 415.1 infections.

The 74 areas where coronavirus cases are still rising

The figure on the LEFT shows cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to October 31. The figure on the RIGHT shows infections, also per 100,000, in the seven days up to October 24.

  1. Barrow-in-Furness, North-west England, 659.4, (440), 644.4, (430)
  2. Mid Sussex, South-east England, 625.7, (952), 499.5, (760)
  3. Arun, South-east England, 596.4, (961), 571.0, (920)
  4. Harrogate, Yorkshire & the Humber, 588.1, (950), 555.9, (898)
  5. Hart, South-east England, 584.0, (570), 570.6, (557)
  6. Crawley, South-east England, 564.6, (635), 519.2, (584)
  7. Torbay, South-west England, 553.5, (754), 492.6, (671)
  8. Antrim and Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, 553.0, (795), 551.6, (793)
  9. Redcar and Cleveland, North-east England, 531.2, (729), 504.3, (692)
  10. South Ribble, North-west England, 528.4, (587), 518.5, (576)
  11. Scarborough, Yorkshire & the Humber, 516.8, (562), 490.2, (533)
  12. Teignbridge, South-west England, 513.2, (693), 508.0, (686)
  13. South Tyneside, North-east England, 508.8, (769), 440.0, (665)
  14. South Holland, East Midlands, 506.0, (485), 442.3, (424)
  15. Bracknell Forest, South-east England, 496.9, (617), 465.5, (578)
  16. Worcester, West Midlands, 494.7, (496), 487.7, (489)
  17. Gwynedd, Wales, 492.1, (616), 463.4, (580)
  18. Hartlepool, North-east England, 489.2, (459), 445.5, (418)
  19. Ards and North Down, Northern Ireland, 473.9, (768), 445.5, (722)
  20. Gravesham, South-east England, 473.4, (506), 454.7, (486)
  21. Richmondshire, Yorkshire & the Humber, 472.7, (254), 392.7, (211)
  22. East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire & the Humber, 470.0, (1613), 419.3, (1439)
  23. Stockton-on-Tees, North-east England, 466.0, (920), 418.9, (827)
  24. Orkney Islands, Scotland, 464.3, (104), 388.4, (87)
  25. Sunderland, North-east England, 461.8, (1283), 422.5, (1174)
  26. Watford, Eastern England, 458.5, (443), 454.3, (439)
  27. Herefordshire, West Midlands, 457.1, (885), 444.7, (861)
  28. Malvern Hills, West Midlands, 455.7, (362), 387.7, (308)
  29. West Lothian, Scotland, 449.4, (826), 435.2, (800)
  30. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 449.0, (1171), 373.5, (974)
  31. Maldon, Eastern England, 448.0, (293), 437.3, (286)
  32. Sefton, North-west England, 442.2, (1220), 410.3, (1132)
  33. Erewash, East Midlands, 439.6, (507), 376.3, (434)
  34. County Durham, North-east England, 439.1, (2341), 419.8, (2238)
  35. Bury, North-west England, 436.8, (833), 418.4, (798)
  36. East Lindsey, East Midlands, 435.8, (619), 408.4, (580)
  37. Flintshire, Wales, 426.5, (669), 389.6, (611)
  38. Wrexham, Wales, 425.6, (579), 366.0, (498)
  39. Exeter, South-west England, 421.5, (562), 418.5, (558)
  40. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scotland, 415.1, (110), 237.7, (63)
  41. Adur, South-east England, 414.4, (266), 403.5, (259)
  42. Southend-on-Sea, Eastern England, 410.9, (751), 406.0, (742)
  43. Melton, East Midlands, 408.6, (210), 334.7, (172)
  44. Argyll and Bute, Scotland, 406.2, (347), 306.7, (262)
  45. Isle of Anglesey, Wales, 401.8, (283), 377.6, (266)
  46. Angus, Scotland, 398.9, (462), 298.7, (346)
  47. Eden, North-west England, 390.7, (210), 375.8, (202)
  48. Swale, South-east England, 388.7, (587), 327.8, (495)
  49. North Norfolk, Eastern England, 387.0, (407), 349.9, (368)
  50. Hull, Yorkshire & the Humber, 384.0, (995), 337.7, (875)
  51. Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland, 379.3, (565), 363.9, (542)
  52. Scottish Borders, Scotland, 354.9, (409), 301.1, (347)
  53. Hastings, South-east England, 350.1, (324), 318.7, (295)
  54. Mansfield, East Midlands, 349.3, (382), 345.7, (378)
  55. South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 347.9, (1116), 314.8, (1010)
  56. Aberdeen City, Scotland, 341.0, (781), 279.0, (639)
  57. Lancaster, North-west England, 340.3, (504), 339.6, (503)
  58. Welwyn Hatfield, Eastern England, 339.0, (420), 299.5, (371)
  59. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, 334.5, (496), 282.6, (419)
  60. Burnley, North-west England, 333.5, (298), 266.4, (238)
  61. North Ayrshire, Scotland, 330.0, (443), 296.5, (398)
  62. Rother, South-east England, 318.5, (308), 304.0, (294)
  63. Thanet, South-east England, 314.6, (445), 269.3, (381)
  64. Moray, Scotland, 313.4, (300), 279.0, (267)
  65. Midlothian, Scotland, 306.0, (285), 245.8, (229)
  66. Nottingham, East Midlands, 304.7, (1027), 282.1, (951)
  67. Hyndburn, North-west England, 302.0, (245), 292.1, (237)
  68. South Ayrshire, Scotland, 298.7, (335), 295.2, (331)
  69. Inverclyde, Scotland, 293.3, (226), 292.0, (225)
  70. Redbridge, London, 293.1, (896), 288.2, (881)
  71. Hammersmith and Fulham, London, 286.6, (526), 284.4, (522)
  72. Kensington and Chelsea, London, 223.8, (351), 219.9, (345)
  73. Lambeth, London, 216.3, (696), 197.6, (636)
  74. Shetland Islands, Scotland, 192.4, (44), 56.8, (13)

Cases in Scotland have in general been falling, but four of the five areas where cases have risen the most are in Scotland, albeit different sides of the nation.

It was announced earlier this week that 100 members of the military will be bought into Scotland in order to help rollout both the Covid booster campaign and flu jabs.

Scotland's health secretary Humza Yousaf warned that Covid would add to winter pressures usually faced by the NHS.

“It remains clear that getting vaccinated is the single most effective step that anyone can take to protect themselves from the most severe disease caused by Covid-19", he said.

The Shetland Islands has seen a huge spike in cases, going from 56.8 to 192.4, however, it has a small population of under 33,000 people.

Mid Sussex is the only area not in Scotland to have seen a significant rise in cases, having jumped from 499.5 to 625.7.

'LAST GREAT PEAK'

Back to Scotland and Angus has also seen a jump in infections, going from 298.7 to 398.9 cases and Argyll & Bute has also jumped from 306.7 cases per 100,000 to 406.2.

Data from the interactive map is for the last seven days, with the data collated above being up to the seven days to October 31.

One expert yesterday said the UK was over 'the last great Covid peak' of 2021.

Professor Tim Spector thinks the country could be past the worst of the virus for this year at least – but urged eligible Brits to get their booster to drive down infections.

According to data logged by Brits on the ZOE Covid Symptom Study App, infections are still high but dropping.

From five days ago there were 88,592 new cases of Covid in the UK from PCR and LFT tests.

This is a decrease of 4.7 per cent from the week before – which was nearing 100,000 new daily cases.

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