According to official figures from the UK Government, Lostock Hall saw positive infection rates per 100,000 people rise by 164% between August 31 and September 14, with two others increasing by 50% or more. Seven areas saw a decline.
As the UK’s chief medical officers recommend vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, we can reveal where Covid cases have surged most since children returned to school in South Ribble.
The case rate in Farington has risen by 24%, from 215.7 to 266.4 between 31 August and 14 September.
6. Bamber Bridge West
The case rate in Bamber Bridge West has risen by 17%, from 427 to 501.3 between 31 August and 14 September.
7. Longton and Walmer Bridge
The case rate in Longton and Walmer Bridge has risen by 12%, from 396.5 to 444.6 between 31 August and 14 September.
8. Lower Penwortham South
The case rate in Lower Penwortham South has risen by 9%, from 188.6 to 205.8 between 31 August and 14 September.