New COVID cases drop by half in 24 areas - map shows case rate in your area

Jimmy Nsubuga
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Rutland saw 73.9% drop in new cases.
Rutland had a 73.9% drop in new cases.

The seven-day rolling rate of new COVID cases has dropped by more than 50% in 24 areas.

Downing Street’s latest figures, for the seven days up to 12 February – the latest date for which accurate data is available – show the rate of new cases compared to the previous week.

For England as a whole, the rate was 142.2 – the lowest since 134.5 on 5 October.

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The 24 areas which have seen a fall of more than half, and how much cases fell by:

Rutland -73.9%

Dundee City -69.7%

West Devon -67.7%

Craven -62.3%

Tonbridge and Malling -58.8%

Rother -58.4%

Colchester -57.5%

Ceredigion -57.1%

Broadland -56.1%

Broxbourne -56%

Maidstone -55.8%

North Norfolk -55%

Richmond upon Thames -54.7%

Scottish Borders -54.3%

Basildon -53%

South Cambridgeshire -52.6%

Thanet -52.2%

Angus -52.2%

Merthyr Tydfil -52.1%

Bracknell Forest -51.9%

Fermanagh and Omagh -51.8%

Mid Suffolk -51.1%

Sutton -50.5%

Gosport -50.5%

Meanwhile, this interactive map shows how many new COVID cases per 100,000 people there were in your area in the last week.

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These are the 10 areas with the highest infection rate per 100,000:

Middlesbrough 320.6

Corby 315.7

East Ayrshire 310.6

Sandwell 292.6

Ashfield 289.2

St. Helens 288

Knowsley 279.1

Walsall 273.2

East Staffordshire 264.7

Peterborough 262.5

Covid-19 case rates for three of the four UK nations have dropped to their lowest level since early autumn 2020, suggesting lockdown restrictions across the country have succeeded in helping to drive down the spread of the virus.

Wales recorded 89.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to February 12, the lowest seven-day rate since 85.4 on September 29.

In Northern Ireland, the rate currently stands at 120.5, the lowest since 104.1 on September 29.

London and south-east England are also recording regional rates that are the lowest since October.

Scotland’s rate did not rise as high as the other nations during the recent surge in cases and currently stands at 104.1 – the lowest number since 102.3 on December 7.

The steep drop in rates suggests the various lockdowns in place across the UK have played a key role in reducing the number of newly reported cases of coronavirus.

The figures have been calculated by the PA news agency from the latest health agency data.

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