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Which areas of England have the highest Covid rates?

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The UK recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far despite a national lockdown coming into force last week.
Half of areas in England have seen a huge rise in case rates (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Case rates continue to soar in some areas of the country as the UK recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far.

Updated Government figures of the latest Covid-19 case rates were released yesterday for every local authority area in England.

Of the 315 local areas, half (159) have seen a drop in case rates, just under half (154) have seen a rise and two remain the same.

This comes despite a third national lockdown being put into place in England last week.

The latest figures show the number of new cases per 100,000 people, for the seven days to January 9 based on testing.

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Data for the most recent four days (January 10 to 13) has been excluded as it is incomplete so does not reflect the true number of cases.

Barking and Dagenham, a borough in London, continues to have the highest rate of coronavirus in England, with 1,505 cases per 100,000 people. But this is down slightly from 1,635 in the previous week and cases are thought to be dropping.

Knowsley, in Merseyside,…
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