UK’s top 30 worst-hit coronavirus areas exposed – as infections continue to rise

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The UK is struggling to get to grips with a second wave of the coronavirus – with a number of regions witnessing a dramatic rise in cases.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today called for “collective forbearance, common sense and willingness to make sacrifices” to help beat Covid-19.

He warned that tougher measures could be introduced if infection rates continue to rise.

On Wednesday, September 30, the UK recorded 5,656 new cases of Covid-19 and 52 additional deaths.

Tuesday's total of 7,143 cases was the highest reported in the country since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Burnley has the highest rate of infection in England, with 291 new cases in the seven days to September 27 – the equivalent of 327.3 Covid infections per 100,000 people.

Knowsley has the second-highest rate, up from 204.2 in the seven days prior to 261.8 with 395 new cases.

Liverpool is in third place, where the rate has increased from 198.4 to 258.4 with 1,287 new cases.

Below are the 30 areas with the highest number of infections per 100,000 people compared with the figures from a week ago, as reported by Mirror Online :

Burnley: 327.3 up from 178.8

Knowsley: 261.8 up from 204.2

Liverpool: 258.4 up from 198.4

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Newcastle upon Tyne: 255.6 up from 160.8

Manchester: 236.0 up from 172

St. Helens: 211.5 up from 128.5

Pendle: 207.4 up from 161.8

Halton: 205.5 up from 189.3

Preston: 197.7 up from 183.7

Hyndburn: 195.0 up from 193.7

Sunderland: 183.3 up from 140.4

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Sefton: 182.0 up from 121.9

Rochdale: 170.9 up from 146.6

Warrington: 163.3 up from 130.9

Salford: 161.5 up from, 143.7

Bradford: 151.9 up from 146.2

Northumberland: 149.2 up from 84.0

Tameside: 146.6 up from 137.8

Leeds: 138.3 up from 108.6

Wigan: 135.7 up from 120.2

Gateshead: 135.1 up from 130.7

North Tyneside: 134.7 up from 97.2

Birmingham: 124.3 up from 121.7

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West Lancashire: 123.4 up from 76.1

Middlesbrough: 121.3 up from 53.2

Hartlepool: 120.6 up from 79.0

Craven: 117.3 up from 78.8

Trafford: 115.0 up from 69.5

Fylde: 105.2 up from 66.8

Kirklees: 98.2 up from 92.3

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