The latest case rates have been released for every local authority area in England and in most of them, infections are falling.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 147 (39 per cent) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates, 225 (60 per cent) have seen a fall and five are unchanged.

These figures are accurate for the seven days to August 28 – with most recent days excluded for accuracy.

They are compared with a week prior – the seven days to August 21.

The figures are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

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


The coronavirus case rates in Bexley have fallen to 232.7 (580 cases) from 236.3 (589 cases).


In Bromley, there has been a more significant fall from 250.6 (834 cases) to 235.6 (784 cases).


Greenwich has also seen a fall in cases with a rate of 214.5 (620 cases) from 239.8 (693 cases) previously.


Lewisham’s case rate has fallen from 262.4 (801 cases) to 233.5 (713 cases).


In Southwark, case rates are at 226.6 (725 cases), with a drop from 266.2 (852 cases).


Nearby in Dartford, cases have dropped from 253.4 (289 cases) to 235.9 (269 cases).

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency using data published on September 1 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

The highest UK rates are in Scotland.

East Dunbartonshire has the highest rate, with 1,339 new cases in the seven days to August 28 – the equivalent of 1,231.3 per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 580.2 in the seven days to August 21.

North Lanarkshire has the second highest rate, up from 489.8 to 1,229.4, with 4,194 new cases.

West Dunbartonshire has the third highest rate, up from 704.1 to 1,143.3, with 1,010 new cases.

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