Latest list of COVID-19 hotspots features Greater Manchester three times in top 20

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Public Health England has published its weekly list of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the country.

It has revealed that three Greater Manchester locations sit within the top 20.

These figures are based on tests that have been carried out both in laboratories – pillar one of the Government’s testing programme – and in the wider community (pillar two).

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

The list is based on the latest Public Health England figures, which were updated on 9th July 2020 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

Rochdale is the highest placing borough of Greater Manchester, appearing at number three, Oldham follows at number 11, and Bolton is the last of the three in the top 20 and ranks at number 17.

The city of Manchester / Manchester City Region appears at number 23.

Here is the top 20 list authorities with the highest rate of coronavirus infections in England:

  1. Leicester – 125.3, 140.5
  2. Bradford – 35.7, 50.1
  3. Rochdale – 34.5, 38.2
  4. Blackburn with Darwen – 33.6, 23.5
  5. Kirklees – 32.4, 28.9
  6. Oadby and Wigston – 29.8, 50.8
  7. Pendle – 25.2, 17.5
  8. Blaby – 24.9, 17.9
  9. Carlisle – 24.0, 12.0
  10. Ashford – 23.2, 26.3
  11. Oldham – 21.6, 31.0
  12. Peterborough – 21.4, 17.4
  13. Northampton – 21.3, 12.9
  14. Harborough – 20.5, 9.7
  15. Folkestone and Hythe – 19.5, 24.0
  16. Bedford – 18.6, 18.1
  17. Bolton – 17.9, 23.8
  18. Barnsley – 17.5, 35.1
  19. Rotherham – 16.6, 31.0
  20. St Albans – 16.3, 9.5

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