Coronavirus: The 17 areas where cases are falling rather than rising in England – Latest News


With worrying cases at large causing the Government to take action against the spread – including the introduction of the Rule of Six – a handful of authorities have yet to experience the same spike in cases.

Official statistics released by Public Health England have shown some local authorities report no increased – after 132 of 149 parts of the country did report spikes in Covid-19 virus transmission rates.

Bedford, Buckinghamshire and Cambridge are among the 17 local authorities which have seen a decrease in positive Covid-19 test results in the past week – but all other areas across England have seen an increase

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Buckinghamshire, for example, saw a 10% drop in infections in the last week – dropping from 12.4 to 11.1 per 100,000 in a week.

While some areas in England have seen worrying spikes in the number of positive coronavirus test results, there are 17 areas which have seen no rise at all.

Numbers show areas including Bedford, Buckinghamshire and Cambridge have reported no rise in Covid-19 cases – indeed, some cases have even dropped.

Areas which have seen cases fall since the start of September are Bedford, Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Camden, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Norfolk, Oldham, Plymouth, Redcar and Cleveland, Rutland, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Swindon, Trafford and Wandsworth.

It is reported experts cannot find a clear trend among the regions where cases are falling.

While Rutland saw a decrease of 83% when cases fell from 15 per 100,000 to just 2.5.

However, reports of positive coronavirus cases increased in all other areas of England.

The increase is the equivalent to a 620% increase in the week.

Sunderland has recorded the highest rate of increase – with infection rates increasing from 8.3 per 100,000 on September 4 to 59.8 per 100,000 on September 11.

The facts were revealed following the release of data by Public Health England.

Solihull as an increase of 475%, St Helens saw and increase of 381%, and Herefordshire saw and increase of 371% across the same one week period.

Forest, Wiltshire, Halton, Warrington, Barnsley and Doncaster have all also reported increases in excess of 258%.

There are now 49 areas on Public Health England’s watchlist due to the findings by the weekly report.

On Monday, the Government banned social gatherings and meetings in excess of six people in an effort to control the spiralling Covid-19 positive test results.


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