Interactive map shows latest COVID infection rate in your area

Matilda Long
·2-min read
How many new COVID cases are there in my area? (PA Images/ Flourish)
How many new COVID cases are there in my area? (PA Images/ Flourish)

This map shows how many new coronavirus cases there are in your area.

The latest government figures show the average number of new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent seven days for which data is available, in this case 22 January.

Data for the days after this is incomplete and likely to change.

Zoom in or search for your area below

The most recent data shows Knowsley in Merseyside has the highest seven-day rolling rate of new infections, with 881.6 new cases per 100,000 people.

This is down slightly from a rate of 901.5 per 100,000 on Tuesday.

Sandwell in the West Midlands has the second highest rate with 811.7 per 100,000, followed by Slough in Berkshire with 757.

When compared to the count for the previous, non-overlapping, seven day period, the rate of new infections is increasing in 29 of the UK’s 380 lower tier local authority areas.

The rate has reduced in the remaining 351 areas compared with the previous seven-day period, in an encouraging sign that lockdown is beginning to bring down case numbers.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday, England’s chief scientific advisor said lockdown “has worked”.

Sir Patrick Vallance said infections had “slowed down”, but warned it could take “weeks” for the virus to come down to very low levels.

Watch: Boris Johnson says roadmap out of lockdown will come in week starting 22 February

He said that with one in 55 people currently estimated to have coronavirus, the country remains in a “difficult position”.

He said: “Although things have slowed down, and actually we’re at a plateau or possible decreasing across the country, that’s not true everywhere.

“In some cases, there are still some increases.

“So we are at a position where the lockdowns have worked, they’ve slowed this down, they’ve reached a position where it has reached a plateau and is beginning to decline – and we see that in cases, we’re beginning to see that in hospital admissions and we’re beginning to see that in deaths – but it is early days.

Boris Johnson announced today that lockdown measures in England would remain in place until 8 March at the earliest.

Speaking in the House of Commons, he confirmed that hopes of all pupils returning to class after the February half-term have been abandoned as the battle with coronavirus remained “perilous”.

Government figures showed a further 1,725 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of 9am on Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 101,887, while there were a further 25,308 lab-confirmed cases.

Watch: What UK government COVID-19 support is available?