Oldham becomes England’s worst coronavirus hotspot as cases surge in Wigan and Hull
Oldham in Greater Manchester has now become England’s worst-hit Covid-19 hotspot as cases in the past week have continued to surge, particularly in Hull and Wigan. The town reported the highest number of positive cases in the country, with 1,758 new infections recorded in the seven days leading up to October 31.
Wigan has the third highest rate, up from 659.6 to 673.3, with 2,213 new cases of Covid-19.
Other areas recording big jumps in case rates include Hull which is up from 286.4 to 432.7, with 1,124 new cases.
On a positive note, many areas which have in the past recorded high numbers are not reporting a drop in coronavirus cases.
For example, Rossendale has seen the largest drop in rates from 684.1 to 432.3 with 309 new cases followed by Knowsley from 584.6 to 384.5 with 580 new cases.
Other areas recording significant drops include Blackpool, down from 503.4 to 360.0 per 100,000 people.
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