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

Nationally, 234 out of the 377 local areas in England (62 per cent) have seen a rise in cases, and 141 37 per cent) have seen a fall.

Two are unchanged.

In south east London boroughs, most of the case rates have fallen with only a couple of areas seeing a rise.

These figures are accurate for the seven days to October 7 – with most recent days excluded for accuracy.

They are compared with a week prior – the seven days to September 30.

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.


In Bexley, the case rate has fallen from 211.8 (528 cases) to 204.2 (509 cases).


Bromley’s coronavirus rate is 211.6 (704 cases) – having fallen from 238.9 (795 cases) the week before.


In Greenwich, the case rate is at 191.3 (553 cases), showing a fall from 199.6 (577 cases) the week prior.


Lewisham’s Covid rate has risen to 165.4 (505 cases) from 146.7 (448 cases).


In Southwark, rates have fallen from 154.1 (493 cases) to 135.0 (432 cases).


Nearby in Dartford, the case rate has risen from 250.8 (286 cases) to 302.5 (345 cases).

Trafford in Greater Manchester has the highest rate, with 1,978 new cases in the seven days to October 7 – the equivalent of 832.6 per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 516.9 in the seven days to September 30.

Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria has the second highest rate, up from 668.4 to 782.3, with 522 new cases.

Kettering in Northamptonshire has the third highest rate, down from 907.9 to 775.8, with 793 new cases.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency using data published on October 11 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

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