The two Lancs boroughs where covid infection rates are still rising

Twelve Lancashire boroughs are continuing to see drops in the coronavirus infection rate.

Across the region, only Burnley and Fylde have recorded a rise in weekly cases according to the latest Public Health England data.

Blackburn with Darwen continues to have the highest rate in the county and the second highest in the North West after 787 positive tests were recorded in the seven days to Sunday (November 15).

This is down significantly on the 1,086 cases recorded in the previous week.

Pendle has the second highest infection rate in Lancashire at 427.7 followed by Hyndburn in third with 420.8.

Burnley’s infection rate has risen from 402.6 to 413.9 after 368 people contracted the virus.

Some 243 people also tested positive for Covid-19 in Fylde, pushing their weekly infection rate up from 262.4 to 300.8.

Infection rates are continuing to fall in Blackpool, Chorley, Rossendale, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, Wyre, Lancaster and West Lancashire.

Across the North West, the total number of new cases rose by 2,674 in the latest 24 hour period.

Figures analysed by LancsLive showed the figure has risen to 286,057 since the start of the pandemic, however many of these infections will no longer be active.

The North West now has only Oldham and Blackburn with Darwen in the country’s top 10 infection rates while Rochdale is ranked 16th and Bury is 27th.

Other boroughs to feature in the England top 50 are Pendle in 35th, Bolton in 36th, Salford in 39th, Hyndburn in 40th, Burnley in 44th and Wigan in 47th.

No boroughs from Merseyside, Cumbria or Cheshire feature.

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

These are the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by North West borough as of today (November 19):

There are 57371 cases in Lancashire, 13961 in Bolton, 8994 in Bury, 8142 in Cheshire East, 8316 in Cheshire West and Chester, 9529 in Cumbria, 4378 in Halton, 7507 in Knowsley, 23153 in Liverpool, 29204 in Manchester, 13727 in Oldham, 11609 in Rochdale, 12633 in Salford, 10035 in Sefton, 7211 in St Helens, 9764 in Stockport, 9778 in Tameside, 8223 in Trafford, 7684 in Warrington, 15260 in Wigan and 9578 in Wirral.

The latest data on coronavirus infections for the seven days to Sunday (November 15) 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 has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published today (November 19) on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Data for the most recent four days (November 16-19) 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 November 19:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 15; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 8.

Blackburn with Darwen 525.7 (787), 725.5 (1086)

Pendle 427.7 (394), 464.7 (428)

Hyndburn 420.8 (341), 431.9 (350)

Burnley 413.9 (368), 402.6 (358)

Rossendale 380.5 (272), 440.7 (315)

Preston 365.4 (523), 481.4 (689)

Fylde 300.8 (243), 262.4 (212)

Blackpool 291.9 (407), 344.2 (480)

Ribble Valley 290.7 (177), 399.1 (243)

Chorley 272.4 (322), 282.5 (334)

West Lancashire 260.7 (298), 302.7 (346)

South Ribble 239.2 (265), 256.3 (284)

Wyre 212.3 (238), 306.9 (344)

Lancaster 137.6 (201), 157.5 (230)

Full list of Cumbria infection rates :

Carlisle 238.3 (259), 253.0 (275)

South Lakeland 213.2 (224), 162.7 (171)

Copeland 199.5 (136), 215.6 (147)

Eden 197.2 (105), 206.6 (110)

Barrow-in-Furness 180.5 (121), 168.5 (113)

Allerdale 169.8 (166), 183.1 (179)

Full list of Greater Manchester infection rates:

Oldham 525.9 (1247), 749.0 (1776)

Rochdale 495.9 (1103), 615.5 (1369)

Bury 442.4 (845), 569.7 (1088

Bolton 426.0 (1225), 511.2 (1470)

Salford 421.1 (1090), 547.1 (1416)

Wigan 408.9 (1344), 579.0 (1903)

Tameside 374.0 (847), 460.5 (1043)

Manchester 356.3 (1970), 436.8 (2415)

Stockport 312.9 (918), 362.3 (1063)

Trafford 307.1 (729), 396.5 (941)

Full list of Merseyside infection rates:

St. Helens 271.9 (491), 327.3 (591)

Warrington 264.3 (555), 385.7 (810)

Liverpool 261.6 (1303), 282.5 (1407)

Sefton 258.7 (715), 292.3 (808)

Knowsley 250.6 (378), 347.3 (524)

Halton 241.9 (313), 249.6 (323)

Wirral 170.7 (553), 213.9 (693)

Full list of Cheshire infection rates:

Cheshire West and Chester 299.4 (1027), 288.0 (988)

Cheshire East 219.7 (844), 228.6 (878)

Hull continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,944 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 15 – the equivalent of 748.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up slightly on 735.6 in the seven days to November 8.

Swale in Kent has the second highest rate, up sharply from 296.5 to 637.7, with 957 new cases.

Hartlepool is in third place, where the rate has risen from 460.2 to 562.7, with 527 new cases.

Swale saw the biggest week-on-week jump in rates, followed by Boston (up from 285.0 to 460.3, with 323 new cases); Thanet (up from 356.5 to 517.9, with 735 new cases); and East Lindsey (up from 388.8 to 542.6, with 769 new cases).

A majority of areas in England (197 out of 315) have seen a rise in cases

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