Omicron epicentre emerges as 242 areas see rise in cases – هل أنت في القائمة?

A NEW Omicron epicentre has emerged and this interactive map reveals if your local area is a hotspot for infections.

Coronavirus cases have risen in 242 areas in the last seven days and there are five areas where infections have climbed at a rapid rate.

Cases have fallen in just 134 areas in the seven days to January 7 and the map above shows current infection rates, with an epicentre of infections forming in the North East of England.

But many people who are now testing positive with Omicron are suffering with milder symptoms, which often appear to be more like a cold.

It’s because of the milder nature of the virus, and the pressure coronavirus isolation puts on various parts of society such as schools and work places, أن government is considering slashing the time spent in isolation to just five days.

But some health officials have questioned this, and say that some people could still be infectious at this point.

Health officials in the US made the decision last year, cutting the number of days spent in isolation after catching Covid from 10 days to five.

In the UK this was cut from 10 days to seven, with Brits having to test negative with a lateral flow on day six and seven in order to enjoy freedom.

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A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 ل 70 per cent lower than with Delta.

Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the جائحة, health officials have repeatedly said.

The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Britsarms to ward off the need for any new restrictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that life could return to normal soon as Omicron is peakingbut said that the only way to do this would be if everyone got their booster vaccines.

Yesterday the PM also said he wouldact according to the sciencearound cutting the self-isolation period for Covid-19 cases.

Derry City & Strabane in Northern Ireland continues to have the highest rate of Covid infections in the UK, مع 6,065 new cases in the seven days to January 6, the equivalent of 4,013.7 per 100,000 اشخاص.

This is up from a rate of 3,777.4 for the seven days to December 30.

Fermanagh & Omagh in Northern Ireland has the second highest rate, up from 2,922.4 ل 3,309.3, مع 3,883 new cases.

Figures for Northern Ireland as a whole show that six additional deaths were recorded yesterday, مع مزيد 2,706 cases.

Some year groups in Northern Irish schools have this week returned to remote learning due to issues caused by Omicron such as further infections and staff shortages.

NEW EPICENTRE

Middlesbrough has the third highest rate, up from 1,648.4 ل 3,144.0, مع 4,442 new cases.

Middlesbrough, in the North East is also the area where cases have risen the fastest in the last seven days.

All five areas where cases have seen a rapid increase are in the North East of England.

Just a 28 minute drive away, and the second area which has seen the biggest rise in cases is Hartlepool, where infections have climbed from 1,548.4 ل 2,816.6.

Sunderland jumped from 1,404.4 ل 2,619.8, Redcar & Cleveland from 1,681.1 ل 2,879.9 and South Tyneside also witnessed a jump from 1,500.0 ل 2634.8.

The jump in the North East was also reflected in the R rate data which was published on Friday.

Before the Christmas period, London had the highest R rate, but as data shows that the capital could have passed the peak of infections, the North East and Yorkshire recorded the highest R rate, ما بين 1.3 ل 1.6.

It was followed by the North West, which sits between 1.3 ل 1.5.

The Midlands is at 1.2 ل 1.5 and the East of England sits between 1.1 و 1.3.

Both the South East and the South West recorded an R rate between 1.0 ل 1.3.

London currently has the lowest R rate in England, and sits between 0.9 ل 1.2.

It’s important to note that the R rate changes over time and if R is greater than 1, then it means the epidemic is growing.

ال 242 places where Covid cases are still rising

Cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to January 6. The figure on the RIGHT shows infections, also per 100,000, in the seven days up to December 31.

  1. Derry City and Strabane, إيرلندا الشمالية, 4013.7, (6065), 3777.4, (5708)
  2. Fermanagh and Omagh, إيرلندا الشمالية, 3309.3, (3883), 2922.4, (3429)
  3. Middlesbrough, North-east England, 3144.0, (4442), 1648.4, (2329)
  4. Barrow-in-Furness, North-west England, 3039.3, (2028), 2786.0, (1859)
  5. Stockton-on-Tees, North-east England, 3015.4, (5953), 1976.5, (3902)
  6. Mid Ulster, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2993.6, (4459), 2201.4, (3279)
  7. Copeland, North-west England, 2958.5, (2013), 2718.9, (1850)
  8. Redcar and Cleveland, North-east England, 2879.9, (3952), 1681.1, (2307)
  9. Newry Mourne and Down, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2848.0, (5174), 2408.2, (4375)
  10. Hartlepool, North-east England, 2816.6, (2643), 1548.4, (1453)
  11. Allerdale, North-west England, 2766.0, (2706), 1974.8, (1932)
  12. North Tyneside, North-east England, 2722.3, (5686), 1746.5, (3648)
  13. Knowsley, North-west England, 2678.9, (4084), 2385.7, (3637)
  14. Barnsley, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2669.8, (6623), 1832.9, (4547)
  15. Hyndburn, North-west England, 2659.8, (2158), 1818.0, (1475)
  16. South Tyneside, North-east England, 2634.8, (3982), 1500.0, (2267)
  17. Sunderland, North-east England, 2619.8, (7279), 1404.4, (3902)
  18. St Helens, North-west England, 2533.5, (4588), 2450.6, (4438)
  19. Nuneaton and Bedworth, West Midlands, 2522.8, (3289), 1910.7, (2491)
  20. Wirral, North-west England, 2521.8, (8179), 2373.5, (7698)
  21. بيرنلي, North-west England, 2511.6, (2244), 1986.7, (1775)
  22. Halton, North-west England, 2505.4, (3251), 2378.3, (3086)
  23. بلفاست, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2480.1, (8496), 2216.8, (7594)
  24. Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2474.8, (5376), 1851.5, (4022)
  25. نورثمبرلاند, North-east England, 2455.1, (7950), 1531.4, (4959)
  26. Wakefield, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2449.1, (8611), 1753.7, (6166)
  27. Salford, North-west England, 2431.3, (6387), 2311.8, (6073)
  28. Rotherham, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2428.4, (6435), 1977.1, (5239)
  29. Wigan, North-west England, 2422.7, (8012), 2364.0, (7818)
  30. Gateshead, North-east England, 2421.9, (4891), 1570.7, (3172)
  31. Blackburn with Darwen, North-west England, 2414.9, (3623), 1662.3, (2494)
  32. South Ribble, North-west England, 2414.3, (2682), 2227.1, (2474)
  33. بلاكبول, North-west England, 2412.2, (3338), 1918.6, (2655)
  34. Cannock Chase, West Midlands, 2367.9, (2403), 1991.4, (2021)
  35. Blaby, East Midlands, 2349.2, (2395), 1957.8, (1996)
  36. Doncaster, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2336.1, (7307), 1729.3, (5409)
  37. Tameside, North-west England, 2331.0, (5294), 2214.3, (5029)
  38. Chorley, North-west England, 2325.2, (2764), 2169.6, (2579)
  39. Ribble Valley, North-west England, 2308.7, (1432), 1905.7, (1182)
  40. روتشديل, North-west England, 2304.4, (5154), 1968.6, (4403)
  41. Carlisle, North-west England, 2276.9, (2471), 1518.6, (1648)
  42. West Lancashire, North-west England, 2273.4, (2603), 2176.5, (2492)
  43. Warrington, North-west England, 2262.7, (4738), 2161.0, (4525)
  44. West Dunbartonshire, اسكتلندا, 2260.6, (1997), 2053.4, (1814)
  45. County Durham, North-east England, 2246.7, (11978), 1304.1, (6953)
  46. Darlington, North-east England, 2243.0, (2409), 1262.5, (1356)
  47. Antrim and Newtownabbey, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2230.2, (3206), 2058.3, (2959)
  48. Neath Port Talbot, ويلز, 2229.4, (3219), 2119.3, (3060)
  49. ليفربول, North-west England, 2215.9, (11090), 2127.4, (10647)
  50. Oldham, North-west England, 2201.3, (5231), 1940.0, (4610)
  51. Wolverhampton, West Midlands, 2184.1, (5775), 1776.0, (4696)
  52. Causeway Coast and Glens, إيرلندا الشمالية, 2169.1, (3144), 1993.9, (2890)
  53. Dudley, West Midlands, 2168.4, (6990), 1758.3, (5668)
  54. Wyre, North-west England, 2142.1, (2422), 1678.7, (1898)
  55. Newcastle upon Tyne, North-east England, 2140.0, (6566), 1402.1, (4302)
  56. Cheshire West and Chester, North-west England, 2130.7, (7326), 1995.8, (6862)
  57. Fylde, North-west England, 2130.3, (1730), 1800.2, (1462)
  58. بريستون, North-west England, 2120.8, (3057), 1662.9, (2397)
  59. هال, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2109.8, (5467), 1532.5, (3971)
  60. بولتون, North-west England, 2104.1, (6065), 1849.8, (5332)
  61. North Warwickshire, West Midlands, 2100.8, (1375), 1627.1, (1065)
  62. Walsall, West Midlands, 2090.9, (5995), 1627.4, (4666)
  63. South Staffordshire, West Midlands, 2088.7, (2347), 1881.3, (2114)
  64. Pendle, North-west England, 2085.8, (1922), 1472.7, (1357)
  65. Bury, North-west England, 2081.2, (3969), 1967.9, (3753)
  66. Rugby, West Midlands, 2064.2, (2284), 1754.2, (1941)
  67. Kirklees, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2061.5, (9097), 1480.7, (6534)
  68. North East Lincolnshire, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2053.8, (3273), 1735.0, (2765)
  69. Oadby and Wigston, East Midlands, 2043.2, (1171), 1612.2, (924)
  70. North East Derbyshire, East Midlands, 2042.7, (2088), 1970.3, (2014)
  71. Calderdale, يوركشاير & the Humber, 2036.0, (4305), 1614.7, (3414)
  72. Hinckley and Bosworth, East Midlands, 2034.9, (2313), 1712.0, (1946)
  73. Rossendale, North-west England, 2017.3, (1441), 1685.5, (1204)
  74. Moray, اسكتلندا, 2004.0, (1918), 1868.1, (1788)
  75. Corby, East Midlands, 1993.1, (1456), 1592.0, (1163)
  76. Selby, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1987.0, (1822), 1787.4, (1639)
  77. ليستر, East Midlands, 1984.0, (7024), 1574.4, (5574)
  78. Lisburn and Castlereagh, إيرلندا الشمالية, 1976.8, (2895), 1975.4, (2893)
  79. Bolsover, East Midlands, 1976.5, (1607), 1708.4, (1389)
  80. Hounslow, لندن, 1974.9, (5367), 1830.6, (4975)
  81. Mid and East Antrim, إيرلندا الشمالية, 1974.3, (2753), 1526.1, (2128)
  82. East Riding of Yorkshire, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1972.0, (6768), 1447.0, (4966)
  83. Sandwell, West Midlands, 1969.4, (6480), 1553.3, (5111)
  84. High Peak, East Midlands, 1966.9, (1822), 1904.3, (1764)
  85. Cheshire East, North-west England, 1961.1, (7583), 1841.4, (7120)
  86. North Lincolnshire, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1957.2, (3381), 1490.6, (2575)
  87. Derby, East Midlands, 1947.3, (5001), 1810.3, (4649)
  88. Bassetlaw, East Midlands, 1942.8, (2298), 1630.0, (1928)
  89. North Ayrshire, اسكتلندا, 1940.4, (2605), 1708.0, (2293)
  90. مانشستر, North-west England, 1937.8, (10769), 1910.6, (10618)
  91. شيفيلد, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1937.5, (11416), 1704.8, (10045)
  92. Wrexham, ويلز, 1933.0, (2630), 1763.3, (2399)
  93. Ashfield, East Midlands, 1929.3, (2476), 1830.3, (2349)
  94. Stafford, West Midlands, 1928.1, (2658), 1705.4, (2351)
  95. Gedling, East Midlands, 1926.6, (2278), 1923.2, (2274)
  96. ليدز, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1922.5, (15357), 1648.6, (13169)
  97. Swindon, South-west England, 1913.1, (4264), 1656.9, (3693)
  98. Telford and Wrekin, West Midlands, 1907.1, (3458), 1371.0, (2486)
  99. North West Leicestershire, East Midlands, 1901.6, (1993), 1647.8, (1727)
  100. Wyre Forest, West Midlands, 1896.4, (1918), 1313.0, (1328)
  101. Lichfield, West Midlands, 1895.2, (2002), 1713.4, (1810)
  102. Ealing, لندن, 1881.1, (6402), 1812.3, (6168)
  103. Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, 1875.5, (4813), 1432.8, (3677)
  104. Charnwood, East Midlands, 1865.6, (3515), 1655.4, (3119)
  105. Mansfield, East Midlands, 1865.6, (2040), 1705.5, (1865)
  106. Falkirk, اسكتلندا, 1861.6, (2989), 1790.6, (2875)
  107. Staffordshire Moorlands, West Midlands, 1848.1, (1819), 1353.3, (1332)
  108. Harborough, East Midlands, 1843.3, (1761), 1640.2, (1567)
  109. Ards and North Down, إيرلندا الشمالية, 1837.0, (2977), 1804.9, (2925)
  110. South Derbyshire, East Midlands, 1834.4, (2009), 1681.9, (1842)
  111. Tamworth, West Midlands, 1831.8, (1408), 1627.5, (1251)
  112. Richmondshire, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1823.9, (980), 1086.9, (584)
  113. South Ayrshire, اسكتلندا, 1823.6, (2045), 1683.6, (1888)
  114. Bracknell Forest, South-east England, 1820.2, (2260), 1806.5, (2243)
  115. Coventry, West Midlands, 1819.0, (6901), 1452.3, (5510)
  116. Kettering, East Midlands, 1807.0, (1847), 1589.8, (1625)
  117. Great Yarmouth, Eastern England, 1802.5, (1788), 1509.1, (1497)
  118. Craven, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1799.9, (1032), 1459.8, (837)
  119. Amber Valley, East Midlands, 1796.2, (2314), 1672.8, (2155)
  120. Bedford, Eastern England, 1793.5, (3133), 1640.6, (2866)
  121. East Staffordshire, West Midlands, 1792.9, (2168), 1309.9, (1584)
  122. Redditch, West Midlands, 1785.7, (1528), 1751.8, (1499)
  123. فايف, اسكتلندا, 1784.1, (6675), 1430.3, (5351)
  124. Hillingdon, لندن, 1783.1, (5510), 1765.3, (5455)
  125. Harrow, لندن, 1778.2, (4487), 1754.8, (4428)
  126. Bradford, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1777.3, (9635), 1126.1, (6105)
  127. Solihull, West Midlands, 1773.4, (3857), 1611.6, (3505)
  128. Luton, Eastern England, 1770.3, (3780), 1535.2, (3278)
  129. South Lakeland, North-west England, 1769.2, (1856), 1627.2, (1707)
  130. Newcastle-under-Lyme, West Midlands, 1764.5, (2287), 1368.7, (1774)
  131. Rushmoor, South-east England, 1751.3, (1653), 1538.3, (1452)
  132. Dumfries and Galloway, اسكتلندا, 1744.6, (2587), 1480.2, (2195)
  133. Slough, South-east England, 1742.9, (2607), 1285.0, (1922)
  134. كارمارثينشاير, ويلز, 1736.2, (3300), 1709.9, (3250)
  135. Newark and Sherwood, East Midlands, 1733.2, (2134), 1699.1, (2092)
  136. Eden, North-west England, 1720.8, (925), 1211.1, (651)
  137. Peterborough, Eastern England, 1717.0, (3479), 1350.3, (2736)
  138. Thanet, South-east England, 1716.4, (2428), 1507.9, (2133)
  139. Surrey Heath, South-east England, 1708.4, (1524), 1670.3, (1490)
  140. Daventry, East Midlands, 1699.8, (1478), 1405.4, (1222)
  141. إبسويتش, Eastern England, 1695.9, (2306), 1465.7, (1993)
  142. Perth and Kinross, اسكتلندا, 1694.4, (2574), 1454.8, (2210)
  143. بريستول, South-west England, 1693.4, (7889), 1558.0, (7258)
  144. Shropshire, West Midlands, 1688.9, (5496), 1422.5, (4629)
  145. Cherwell, South-east England, 1683.3, (2556), 1673.4, (2541)
  146. سكاربورو, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1679.3, (1826), 1135.8, (1235)
  147. Bromsgrove, West Midlands, 1677.5, (1687), 1593.9, (1603)
  148. انجوس, اسكتلندا, 1673.3, (1938), 1324.5, (1534)
  149. Aberdeen City, اسكتلندا, 1665.9, (3816), 1425.8, (3266)
  150. Three Rivers, Eastern England, 1645.3, (1546), 1612.3, (1515)
  151. Woking, South-east England, 1640.9, (1641), 1617.9, (1618)
  152. Dundee City, اسكتلندا, 1640.2, (2441), 1590.5, (2367)
  153. Northampton, East Midlands, 1639.8, (3678), 1358.5, (3047)
  154. Hambleton, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1626.2, (1495), 1294.4, (1190)
  155. قراءة, South-east England, 1626.0, (2607), 1481.9, (2376)
  156. نوتنغهام, East Midlands, 1609.9, (5427), 1597.5, (5385)
  157. برمنغهام, West Midlands, 1600.9, (18259), 1365.2, (15570)
  158. جلوستر, South-west England, 1599.0, (2074), 1193.4, (1548)
  159. Swale, South-east England, 1598.5, (2414), 1487.3, (2246)
  160. Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands, 1595.9, (2113), 1398.8, (1852)
  161. نورويتش, Eastern England, 1587.5, (2257), 1563.5, (2223)
  162. Wellingborough, East Midlands, 1585.9, (1270), 1369.9, (1097)
  163. West Lindsey, East Midlands, 1577.2, (1517), 1379.6, (1327)
  164. East Suffolk, Eastern England, 1574.9, (3943), 1410.3, (3531)
  165. Warwick, West Midlands, 1571.3, (2277), 1564.4, (2267)
  166. South Kesteven, East Midlands, 1561.9, (2237), 1490.7, (2135)
  167. East Lothian, اسكتلندا, 1561.6, (1685), 1537.5, (1659)
  168. Harrogate, يوركشاير & the Humber, 1558.1, (2517), 1350.1, (2181)
  169. Plymouth, South-west England, 1553.8, (4084), 1185.5, (3116)
  170. South Gloucestershire, South-west England, 1552.7, (4469), 1390.5, (4002)
  171. Vale of White Horse, South-east England, 1551.0, (2139), 1382.8, (1907)
  172. بورتسموث, South-east England, 1541.7, (3310), 1397.4, (3000)
  173. Highland, اسكتلندا, 1538.5, (3622), 1270.9, (2992)
  174. Gosport, South-east England, 1522.2, (1289), 1192.7, (1010)
  175. Wokingham, South-east England, 1521.2, (2646), 1453.3, (2528)
  176. Worcester, West Midlands, 1520.0, (1524), 1491.0, (1495)
  177. Eastleigh, South-east England, 1517.9, (2057), 1447.8, (1962)
  178. North Kesteven, East Midlands, 1513.3, (1788), 1491.3, (1762)
  179. Fareham, South-east England, 1512.8, (1760), 1277.3, (1486)
  180. Eastbourne, South-east England, 1502.1, (1552), 1234.0, (1275)
  181. Powys, ويلز, 1496.7, (1991), 1491.4, (1984)
  182. East Northamptonshire, East Midlands, 1488.9, (1416), 1455.3, (1384)
  183. North Devon, South-west England, 1484.2, (1457), 827.1, (812)
  184. أكسفورد, South-east England, 1475.7, (2237), 1347.8, (2043)
  185. Rutland, East Midlands, 1470.0, (595), 1242.7, (503)
  186. South Oxfordshire, South-east England, 1464.7, (2106), 1444.5, (2077)
  187. Buckinghamshire, South-east England, 1459.4, (7984), 1393.1, (7621)
  188. Aberdeenshire, اسكتلندا, 1448.3, (3777), 1216.0, (3171)
  189. Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, South-west England, 1441.9, (5724), 1341.3, (5325)
  190. Havant, South-east England, 1434.2, (1812), 1298.1, (1640)
  191. Test Valley, South-east England, 1426.5, (1814), 1395.1, (1774)
  192. West Berkshire, South-east England, 1412.9, (2239), 1349.8, (2139)
  193. North Somerset, South-west England, 1411.1, (3042), 1181.5, (2547)
  194. Folkestone and Hythe, South-east England, 1403.1, (1590), 1276.9, (1447)
  195. Torbay, South-west England, 1402.9, (1911), 855.2, (1165)
  196. Bath and North East Somerset, South-west England, 1402.0, (2753), 1298.7, (2550)
  197. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands, 1393.8, (1331), 1267.1, (1210)
  198. Forest of Dean, South-west England, 1390.2, (1211), 1013.7, (883)
  199. ساوثهامبتون, South-east England, 1376.2, (3480), 1322.4, (3344)
  200. Cambridge, Eastern England, 1371.3, (1715), 1253.8, (1568)
  201. Adur, South-east England, 1364.8, (876), 1296.2, (832)
  202. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Eastern England, 1362.0, (2060), 1278.7, (1934)
  203. East Cambridgeshire, Eastern England, 1345.2, (1213), 1157.8, (1044)
  204. Cheltenham, South-west England, 1342.6, (1558), 1171.1, (1359)
  205. Wychavon, West Midlands, 1340.4, (1757), 1170.2, (1534)
  206. Fenland, Eastern England, 1333.3, (1361), 1252.0, (1278)
  207. South Holland, East Midlands, 1331.1, (1276), 959.8, (920)
  208. Hastings, South-east England, 1326.8, (1228), 1064.2, (985)
  209. East Lindsey, East Midlands, 1326.5, (1884), 1146.2, (1628)
  210. Herefordshire, West Midlands, 1320.7, (2557), 1172.9, (2271)
  211. South Somerset, South-west England, 1314.2, (2217), 944.3, (1593)
  212. Mendip, South-west England, 1310.5, (1524), 1028.5, (1196)
  213. Dover, South-east England, 1307.9, (1550), 1259.8, (1493)
  214. Exeter, South-west England, 1298.3, (1731), 988.5, (1318)
  215. West Suffolk, Eastern England, 1297.8, (2301), 1155.1, (2048)
  216. Sedgemoor, South-west England, 1287.2, (1589), 1012.6, (1250)
  217. Wiltshire, South-west England, 1286.3, (6484), 1184.8, (5972)
  218. Horsham, South-east England, 1283.4, (1867), 1260.7, (1834)
  219. Winchester, South-east England, 1271.4, (1601), 1265.0, (1593)
  220. دورست, South-west England, 1257.8, (4777), 1109.0, (4212)
  221. Mid Suffolk, Eastern England, 1238.8, (1299), 1170.2, (1227)
  222. East Hampshire, South-east England, 1236.3, (1531), 1195.1, (1480)
  223. Torridge, South-west England, 1228.2, (844), 778.5, (535)
  224. Breckland, Eastern England, 1226.9, (1733), 1169.5, (1652)
  225. Stroud, South-west England, 1225.8, (1482), 1100.9, (1331)
  226. Somerset West and Taunton, South-west England, 1225.7, (1905), 1021.1, (1587)
  227. South Hams, South-west England, 1215.5, (1069), 914.2, (804)
  228. North Norfolk, Eastern England, 1215.2, (1278), 1077.3, (1133)
  229. Wealden, South-east England, 1197.7, (1949), 1188.4, (1934)
  230. بوسطن, East Midlands, 1194.3, (846), 979.7, (694)
  231. Tewkesbury, South-west England, 1164.3, (1125), 1071.2, (1035)
  232. Arun, South-east England, 1158.1, (1866), 1028.4, (1657)
  233. Chichester, South-east England, 1136.6, (1381), 1089.6, (1324)
  234. Teignbridge, South-west England, 1125.6, (1520), 912.3, (1232)
  235. West Devon, South-west England, 1111.5, (624), 735.7, (413)
  236. Malvern Hills, West Midlands, 1101.4, (875), 941.5, (748)
  237. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, South-west England, 1099.3, (6327), 894.7, (5149)
  238. East Devon, South-west England, 1094.0, (1620), 919.8, (1362)
  239. Mid Devon, South-west England, 1090.2, (908), 875.3, (729)
  240. Rother, South-east England, 1014.3, (981), 872.7, (844)
  241. Isle of Wight, South-east England, 877.0, (1248), 856.7, (1219)
  242. Shetland Islands, اسكتلندا, 721.5, (165), 612.2, (140)

Visiting rules in hospitals across the North East have been introduced this week in order to protect patients receiving treatment.

Dr Mike Tildesley rom the University of Warwick and a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (Spi-M) said that the rise in hospitalisations in the North East was concerning.

Most other parts of the country are about two to three weeks behind where London is in their epidemic profile.

Particularly concerning is the North East and the North West – if you look at hospital admissions in those two regions they are going up, also the Midlands, where I live, that’s also a little bit concerning, so it is a worry.

أضاف: “On the slightly more positive side, so it doesn’t sound all doom and gloom, what we are seeing from hospital admissions is that stays in hospital do appear to be on average shorter, which is good news, symptoms appear to be a little bit milder, so this is what we are seeing consistently with the Omicron variant”, he told Times Radio this weekend.

Across the UK a further 142,224 cases of Covid were reported yesterday, the first increase in infections in days.

في يوم الاحد 141,472 cases were reported and on Saturday 146,390 people also tested positive.

But deaths have fallen.

للأسف, a further 77 people have lost their lives, 28 days after testing positive, bringing the total death rate in the UK to 150,230.

This is a drop from Sunday’s total of 97 fatalities and the 313 حالات الوفاة that were reported on Saturday, و 229 deaths reported on Friday.

Drop in daily UK Covid cases stalls as 142,224 new infections reported but deaths fall