Covid infection rates: Preston, Chorley and South Ribble among areas in England with the biggest week-on-week rise

Preston, Chorley and South Ribble  are the among the top 10 areas which recorded the biggest week-on-week rise in Covid cases in England.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 10:44 am

Preston's has seen the second biggest week-on-week increase across England, with the rate of infection increasing from 383.6 to 497.4 cases per 100,000 people.

A significant rise was also recorded in South Ribble where the rolling rate has increased from 436.0 to 522.6 per 100,000 people.

Chorley has seen the tenth biggest rise in rate across the county which has moved from 345.1 to 395.0 per 100,000 people.

Covid infection rates: Preston, Chorley and South Ribble among areas in England with the biggest week-on-week rise

Of the 315 local areas in England, 36 (11%) have seen a rise in case rates while 279 (89%) have seen a fall.

The figures, for the seven days to January 13, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (January 14-17) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

– The 10 areas with the biggest week-on-week rise in rates

1. Norwich (up from 520.0 to 658.0)

2. Preston (383.6 to 497.4)

3. Mansfield (498.6 to 606.5)

4. South Ribble (436.0 to 522.6)

5. Plymouth (251.0 to 317.4)

6. Torbay (204.0 to 265.7)

7. Redditch (593.5 to 649.8)

8. Malvern Hills (291.0 to 346.9)

9. Chesterfield (354.6 to 409.9)

10. Chorley (345.1 to 395.0)

– This is how every area of Lancashire compares to the rest of England:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 13; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 13; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 6; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 6.

Knowsley, 1,228.3, (1,853), 1,266.1, (1,910)

Barking and Dagenham, 1,096.3, (2,334), 1,578.2, (3,360)

Newham, 1,043.2, (3,684), 1,416.7, (5,003)

Slough, 1,014.5, (1,517), 1,068.6, (1,598)

Halton, 985.2, (1,275), 1,224.0, (1,584)

Brent, 968.9, (3,195), 1,081.1, (3,565)

Ealing, 949.7, (3,246), 1,066.1, (3,644)

Rushmoor, 942.9, (892), 1,299.2, (1,229)

Hounslow, 928.8, (2,522), 1,146.9, (3,114)

Harlow, 928.0, (808), 1,384.0, (1,205)

Sefton, 928.0, (2,565), 990.6, (2,738)

Thurrock, 924.1, (1,611), 1,356.5, (2,365)

Tendring, 919.8, (1,348), 1,176.3, (1,724)

Liverpool, 911.0, (4,537), 963.0, (4,796)

Sandwell, 898.8, (2,952), 963.3, (3,164)

Eastbourne, 888.7, (922), 989.9, (1,027)

Carlisle, 887.9, (965), 1,128.1, (1,226)

Castle Point, 886.3, (801), 1,268.0, (1,146)

Wolverhampton, 885.5, (2,332), 1,046.5, (2,756)

Croydon, 879.7, (3,402), 1,082.5, (4,186)

Redbridge, 879.0, (2,683), 1,392.8, (4,251)

Burnley, 848.0, (754), 982.9, (874)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 838.3, (3,314), 814.3, (3,219)

Isle of Wight, 835.9, (1,185), 1,138.5, (1,614)

Waltham Forest, 832.9, (2,307), 1,140.9, (3,160)

Wirral, 829.6, (2,688), 920.0, (2,981)

Tower Hamlets, 826.8, (2,685), 1,174.2, (3,813)

St. Helens, 815.7, (1,473), 765.8, (1,383)

Greenwich, 812.0, (2,338), 1,080.8, (3,112)

Gravesham, 807.0, (863), 1,147.4, (1,227)

Enfield, 804.1, (2,684), 1,232.8, (4,115)

Crawley, 793.5, (892), 1,154.7, (1,298)

Hillingdon, 792.8, (2,433), 993.6, (3,049)

Lambeth, 789.5, (2,574), 926.9, (3,022)

Lewisham, 776.2, (2,374), 1,030.6, (3,152)

Haringey, 774.3, (2,080), 1,039.3, (2,792)

Broxbourne, 771.0, (750), 1,227.4, (1,194)

Dartford, 762.8, (859), 1,113.6, (1,254)

Harrow, 758.5, (1,905), 926.5, (2,327)

Welwyn Hatfield, 755.0, (929), 872.1, (1,073)

Southwark, 749.3, (2,389), 1,009.9, (3,220)

Luton, 749.1, (1,596), 920.0, (1,960)

Bexley, 748.3, (1,858), 1,192.6, (2,961)

Barnet, 744.9, (2,949), 953.6, (3,775)

Havering, 741.7, (1,925), 1,214.8, (3,153)

Pendle, 740.4, (682), 878.3, (809)

Merton, 738.8, (1,526), 897.1, (1,853)

Reading, 734.3, (1,188), 713.3, (1,154)

Bedford, 726.5, (1,259), 927.9, (1,608)

Hackney and City of London, 724.8, (2,108), 903.2, (2,627)

Birmingham, 723.1, (8,256), 752.5, (8,592)

Watford, 720.7, (696), 895.7, (865)

Sutton, 720.6, (1487), 973.1, (2,008)

Corby, 713.1, (515), 955.4, (690)

Northampton, 703.4, (1,580), 872.2, (1,959)

Spelthorne, 703.1, (702), 917.4, (916)

Hyndburn, 695.9, (564), 682.4, (553)

Southend-on-Sea, 694.6, (1,272), 1004.8, (1,840)

Walsall, 690.8, (1,972), 821.8, (2,346)

Worcester, 690.6, (699), 710.3, (719)

Chelmsford, 682.2, (1,217), 951.3, (1,697)

Stevenage, 681.9, (599), 815.1, (716)

Hertsmere, 679.6, (713), 951.2, (998)

Blackburn with Darwen, 676.7, (1,013), 733.5, (1,098)

Epping Forest, 662.9, (873), 1,227.9, (1,617)

Braintree, 662.5, (1,011), 1007.2, (1,537)

Derby, 658.4, (1,694), 631.9, (1,626)

Norwich, 658.0, (925), 520.0, (731)

Woking, 653.8, (659), 728.2, (734)

Redditch, 649.8, (554), 593.5, (506)

Dudley, 645.5, (2,076), 701.5, (2,256)

Portsmouth, 645.4, (1,387), 608.6, (1,308)

Warrington, 640.0, (1,344), 767.6, (1,612)

Basildon, 635.2, (1,189), 1,154.4, (2,161)

Colchester, 631.7, (1,230), 883.4, (1,720)

Milton Keynes, 631.6, (1,702), 858.8, (2,314)

Surrey Heath, 629.3, (562), 836.5, (747)

Medway, 626.8, (1,746), 973.6, (2,712)

Worthing, 624.0, (690), 719.9, (796)

Hammersmith and Fulham, 609.8, (1,129), 725.9, (1,344)

Mansfield, 606.5, (663), 498.6, (545)

South Staffordshire, 603.9, (679), 619.0, (696)

Bromley, 599.7, (1,993), 956.9, (3,180)

Reigate and Banstead, 599.7, (892), 760.3, (1,131)

Ipswich, 598.9, (820), 681.5, (933)

Wandsworth, 594.5, (1,960), 759.5, (2,504)

South Bucks, 588.2, (412), 808.1, (566)

Thanet, 586.2, (832), 678.5, (963)

Allerdale, 586.1, (573), 628.1, (614)

Arun, 584.1, (939), 650.7, (1,046)

Epsom and Ewell, 582.9, (470), 775.2, (625)

Hastings, 578.5, (536), 835.3, (774)

Folkestone and Hythe, 572.6, (647), 773.5, (874)

Tandridge, 571.9, (504), 872.6, (769)

Islington, 568.3, (1,378), 810.0, (1,964)

Three Rivers, 565.8, (528), 779.0, (727)

Havant, 564.9, (713), 682.1, (861)

Wealden, 561.1, (906), 673.2, (1,087)

Maidstone, 561.0, (964), 798.5, (1,372)

Bromsgrove, 559.7, (559), 664.8, (664)

Maldon, 559.1, (363), 888.7, (577)

Hartlepool, 558.4, (523), 780.5, (731)

Ashford, 558.3, (726), 762.9, (992)

Cherwell, 557.5, (839), 954.1, (1,436)

Kensington and Chelsea, 551.5, (861), 644.3, (1,006)

Ashfield, 551.1, (705), 584.0, (747)

Rochford, 549.4, (480), 879.0, (768)

Eden, 546.4, (291), 736.1, (392)

Southampton, 544.9, (1,376), 650.2, (1,642)

Brighton and Hove, 542.5, (1,578), 762.8, (2,219)

Rossendale, 538.6, (385), 519.0, (371)

Wychavon, 533.1, (690), 487.5, (631)

Ribble Valley, 532.1, (324), 630.7, (384)

Oxford, 531.3, (810), 564.1, (860)

Leicester, 527.1, (1,867), 565.2, (2,002)

South Ribble, 522.6, (579), 436.0, (483)

Great Yarmouth, 521.5, (518), 597.0, (593)

Cannock Chase, 521.0, (525), 605.4, (610)

Peterborough, 520.1, (1,052), 507.8, (1,027)

Adur, 516.3, (332), 671.8, (432)

York, 513.7, (1,082), 627.7, (1,322)

Telford and Wrekin, 513.2, (923), 522.6, (940)

Broadland, 513.1, (671), 565.1, (739)

Solihull, 509.8, (1,103), 531.5, (1,150)

Breckland, 507.3, (710), 512.3, (717)

Barrow-in-Furness, 507.1, (340), 575.7, (386)

Aylesbury Vale, 503.4, (1,004), 602.7, (1,202)

East Staffordshire, 501.9, (601), 642.1, (769)

Brentwood, 498.6, (384), 1,029.6, (793)

Wycombe, 497.6, (869), 699.1, (1,221)

Preston, 497.4, (712), 383.6, (549)

Lancaster, 493.7, (721), 454.7, (664)

Lewes, 491.9, (508), 722.4, (746)

Westminster, 489.8, (1,280), 573.3, (1,498)

Kingston upon Thames, 486.7, (864), 730.1, (1,296)

Tamworth, 485.0, (372), 455.0, (349)

Coventry, 484.8, (1,801), 566.1, (2,103)

Wellingborough, 483.0, (385), 578.4, (461)

Hart, 482.1, (468), 653.1, (634)

Camden, 479.6, (1,295), 662.5, (1,789)

Bracknell Forest, 476.5, (584), 700.9, (859)

Basingstoke and Deane, 474.6, (838), 504.0, (890)

Windsor and Maidenhead, 471.5, (714), 626.7, (949)

East Hertfordshire, 470.1, (704), 683.8, (1,024)

Mole Valley, 469.9, (410), 646.5, (564)

Rugby, 467.3, (509), 489.3, (533)

North Hertfordshire, 467.2, (624), 572.7, (765)

Chichester, 466.4, (565), 472.2, (572)

Dacorum, 464.6, (719), 646.8, (1,001)

Swale, 464.4, (697), 756.3, (1,135)

West Lancashire, 461.0, (527), 519.7, (594)

Cheshire West and Chester, 460.5, (1,580), 567.2, (1,946)

Sevenoaks, 458.0, (553), 691.5, (835)

Copeland, 457.6, (312), 542.7, (370)

Runnymede, 456.3, (408), 671.0, (600)

Elmbridge, 454.7, (622), 662.3, (906)

Tonbridge and Malling, 450.2, (595), 650.8, (860)

Bristol, City of, 447.2, (2,072), 479.5, (2,222)

Manchester, 446.8, (2,470), 454.0, (2,510)

Canterbury, 445.0, (736), 584.1, (966)

Oadby and Wigston, 443.7, (253), 534.9, (305)

Middlesbrough, 442.6, (624), 613.6, (865)

Nuneaton and Bedworth, 440.4, (572), 455.8, (592)

Central Bedfordshire, 440.0, (1270), 577.9, (1,668)

Nottingham, 438.3, (1,459), 479.7, (1,597)

Uttlesford, 438.2, (400), 775.6, (708)

Wyre, 437.1, (490), 402.4, (451)

Amber Valley, 437.0, (560), 524.4, (672)

Dover, 436.8, (516), 617.1, (729)

Fareham, 434.5, (505), 519.6, (604)

Guildford, 432.9, (645), 538.9, (803)

Rother, 431.9, (415), 615.1, (591)

Gosport, 430.2, (365), 442.0, (375)

Erewash, 429.9, (496), 398.7, (460)

Stockton-on-Tees, 429.7, (848), 454.5, (897)

Bolsover, 428.2, (345), 482.9, (389)

Trafford, 428.1, (1,016), 441.1, (1,047)

Bury, 422.0, (806), 437.2, (835)

East Suffolk, 421.7, (1,052), 457.4, (1,141)

Wyre Forest, 421.6, (427), 488.7, (495)

South Northamptonshire, 421.2, (398), 562.0, (531)

Wigan, 418.4, (1,375), 461.0, (1,515)

Eastleigh, 417.7, (558), 472.4, (631)

Richmondshire, 416.9, (224), 530.4, (285)

Waverley, 416.4, (526), 624.6, (789)

Sunderland, 416.3, (1,156), 503.1, (1,397)

Kettering, 415.6, (423), 505.0, (514)

Tunbridge Wells, 415.2, (493), 484.3, (575)

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 413.5, (626), 461.1, (698)

Daventry, 410.7, (353), 574.8, (494)

Shropshire, 410.7, (1,327), 442.5, (1,430)

Redcar and Cleveland, 410.5, (563), 449.9, (617)

Fenland, 410.4, (418), 507.6, (517)

Chesterfield, 409.9, (430), 354.6, (372)

Babergh, 409.6, (377), 621.5, (572)

Salford, 409.5, (1060), 429.6, (1,112)

North Somerset, 406.9, (875), 371.5, (799)

Lichfield, 405.7, (425), 502.1, (526)

Huntingdonshire, 404.0, (719), 535.5, (953)

Gedling, 403.7, (476), 489.4, (577)

Stockport, 402.5, (1,181), 421.2, (1,236)

Blaby, 401.9, (408), 458.0, (465)

South Gloucestershire, 400.6, (1,142), 453.5, (1,293)

Wokingham, 400.3, (685), 540.0, (924)

Mid Sussex, 399.9, (604), 566.1, (855)

St Albans, 397.4, (590), 626.5, (930)

Chiltern, 397.2, (381), 445.1, (427)

Chorley, 395.0, (467), 345.1, (408)

Richmond upon Thames, 392.9, (778), 548.9, (1,087)

Stoke-on-Trent, 385.0, (987), 447.4, (1147)

Horsham, 384.6, (553), 541.1, (778)

Stafford, 382.4, (525), 512.1, (703)

Bolton, 381.2, (1,096), 348.5, (1,002)

Gloucester, 380.2, (491), 499.5, (645)

Craven, 379.8, (217), 502.3, (287)

South Derbyshire, 374.8, (402), 476.4, (511)

Somerset West and Taunton, 374.6, (581), 393.9, (611)

Selby, 374.1, (339), 516.4, (468)

Bath and North East Somerset, 372.5, (720), 371.5, (718)

Tameside, 372.2, (843), 372.6, (844)

Broxtowe, 370.1, (422), 356.9, (407)

Swindon, 369.9, (822), 585.1, (1,300)

Test Valley, 366.2, (462), 462.1, (583)

East Hampshire, 365.5, (447), 438.2, (536)

North West Leicestershire, 364.8, (378), 373.5, (387)

North Warwickshire, 364.7, (238), 409.1, (267)

South Norfolk, 363.4, (512), 417.4, (588)

Rochdale, 359.7, (800), 416.8, (927)

Darlington, 357.7, (382), 459.7, (491)

Wiltshire, 356.0, (1,780), 364.8, (1,824)

Harrogate, 353.2, (568), 480.0, (772)

Harborough, 349.7, (328), 393.4, (369)

Cambridge, 349.4, (436), 516.0, (644)

New Forest, 347.6, (626), 425.4, (766)

Malvern Hills, 346.9, (273), 291.0, (229)

Hambleton, 342.8, (314), 448.7, (411)

County Durham, 342.2, (1,814), 469.0, (2,486)

Hinckley and Bosworth, 340.3, (385), 352.7, (399)

Sedgemoor, 337.7, (416), 454.6, (560)

West Suffolk, 335.1, (600), 473.1, (847)

Newark and Sherwood, 333.3, (408), 360.2, (441)

Herefordshire, County of, 330.9, (638), 374.5, (722)

Doncaster, 330.2, (1,030), 325.4, (1,015)

Forest of Dean, 329.5, (286), 462.0, (401)

East Northamptonshire, 329.0, (311), 368.1, (348)

Cheshire East, 328.5, (1,262), 452.2, (1,737)

West Berkshire, 327.5, (519), 347.1, (550)

North East Derbyshire, 327.2, (332), 338.1, (343)

High Peak, 324.8, (301), 344.2, (319)

Fylde, 324.3, (262), 286.0, (231)

Charnwood, 323.9, (602), 341.1, (634)

South Tyneside, 319.3, (482), 459.7, (694)

Oldham, 317.6, (753), 376.6, (893)

Plymouth, 317.4, (832), 251.0, (658)

Leeds, 317.2, (2,516), 333.0, (2,641)

Blackpool, 316.3, (441), 306.2, (427)

South Oxfordshire, 315.4, (448), 459.7, (653)

Ryedale, 314.2, (174), 296.1, (164)

South Holland, 313.6, (298), 264.2, (251)

Mid Suffolk, 311.9, (324), 433.1, (450)

Gateshead, 310.3, (627), 422.2, (853)

Lincoln, 309.2, (307), 354.5, (352)

Winchester, 305.1, (381), 414.9, (518)

West Oxfordshire, 302.8, (335), 385.0, (426)

Dorset, 301.2, (1140), 340.5, (1289)

Stratford-on-Avon, 299.8, (390), 344.4, (448)

South Lakeland, 299.7, (315), 331.2, (348)

East Cambridgeshire, 297.2, (267), 446.3, (401)

Vale of White Horse, 291.2, (396), 420.6, (572)

South Kesteven, 287.2, (409), 394.6, (562)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 287.0, (1,641), 341.9, (1,955)

Bradford, 285.3, (1,540), 283.3, (1,529)

Kingston upon Hull, City of, 283.3, (736), 301.8, (784)

North Norfolk, 283.3, (297), 387.3, (406)

Rotherham, 281.5, (747), 308.2, (818)

Kirklees, 276.0, (1,214), 314.0, (1,381)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, 273.5, (354), 369.3, (478)

Newcastle upon Tyne, 270.5, (819), 276.4, (837)

Torbay, 265.7, (362), 204.0, (278)

Bassetlaw, 265.6, (312), 295.4, (347)

South Cambridgeshire, 265.3, (422), 463.9, (738)

Sheffield, 263.1, (1,539), 291.9, (1,707)

Warwick, 258.1, (371), 382.6, (550)

Wakefield, 255.5, (890), 274.8, (957)

Exeter, 254.9, (335), 269.4, (354)

North Kesteven, 250.6, (293), 285.7, (334)

Melton, 250.0, (128), 261.7, (134)

Mendip, 247.4, (286), 273.4, (316)

Teignbridge, 246.0, (330), 210.9, (283)

Rushcliffe, 244.2, (291), 386.0, (460)

Northumberland, 243.2, (784), 317.9, (1,025)

Staffordshire Moorlands, 242.8, (239), 281.4, (277)

North Tyneside, 242.4, (504), 269.3, (560)

East Devon, 239.3, (350), 235.8, (345)

Scarborough, 238.1, (259), 345.7, (376)

South Somerset, 237.0, (399), 270.3, (455)

Calderdale, 236.9, (501), 301.7, (638)

West Lindsey, 236.2, (226), 241.5, (231)

Tewkesbury, 235.7, (224), 356.8, (339)

Rutland, 235.4, (94), 293.0, (117)

Cheltenham, 234.7, (273), 336.2, (391)

Barnsley, 229.7, (567), 270.2, (667)

Derbyshire Dales, 228.1, (165), 251.6, (182)

Mid Devon, 211.4, (174), 252.7, (208)

East Riding of Yorkshire, 196.1, (669), 225.1, (768)

South Hams, 195.4, (170), 212.6, (185)

Stroud, 184.2, (221), 256.7, (308)

Boston, 183.8, (129), 303.5, (213)

Cotswold, 178.1, (160), 269.3, (242)

North Lincolnshire, 156.1, (269), 190.4, (328)

West Devon, 132.6, (74), 120.1, (67)

East Lindsey, 129.8, (184), 175.7, (249)

North East Lincolnshire, 129.1, (206), 156.7, (250)

North Devon, 104.0, (101), 124.6, (121)

Torridge, 74.7, (51), 123.0, (84)