Top 10 coronavirus hotspots in England ‘have no tests available’ – Latest News


Included in the list are Manchester, Bolton, Rochdale, Blackburn, Bradford and Preston.

None of the hardest hit areas are said to have walk-in, drive-through or home tests for locals, according to a damning report from LBC.

There are currently no tests on offer for anyone in Manchester, Bolton, Rochdale, Blackburn, Bradford, Preston, Salford, Pendle, Oldham and Tameside, reports claim

Bolton in Greater Manchester is among England’s top 10 hotspots

There are no tests in any of the Top 10 hotspots, it has been claimed

The study claims there are none available in the towns and cities on the first day of the Government’s new laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people come into effect.

There is not a single coronavirus test available for people living in England’s top 10 worst-hit hotspots, according to a devastating study.

It come hours after it was revealed more people died from coronavirus at a Greater Manchester hospital in a single week than anywhere else in the country.

The site attempted to book tests from all of the postcodes, yet an error message was returned.

Salford, Pendle, Oldham and Tameside are also on the list.

Bolton, also with currently no Covid-19 test available, had the highest seven-day rate of new cases – 192 per 100,000 people – for the seven days up to September 10, according to data compiled by PA.

Tameside’s rate was the seventh highest in England. The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has climbed by three, after a patient died in an English hospital and two fatalities in Northern Ireland.

Tameside Hospital, in Ashton-under-Lyme, has seen fatalities rise as the rate of new cases continues to increase every day despite tougher local lockdown restrictions.

But on Tuesday, the Department of Health & Social Care said: “It is wrong to say testing is not available in these areas, and our capacity continues to be targeted where it is needed most.

“Whilst we are seeing significant demand, over a million tests are being processed every week – with around 200,000 every day on average over the last week.

“If you do not have symptoms and are not eligible to get a test, you can continue to protect yourself if you wash your hands, wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.”

“New booking slots and home testing kits are made available daily for people with symptoms, and Mobile Testing Units continue to be deployed to areas with local outbreaks.

These local authorities have the highest rolling seven-day rate of new cases of coronavirus for the week up to September 10.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 10; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 10; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 3; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 3.

England’s top ten hotspots:


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