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The five UK areas with the biggest increase in Covid cases

The five UK areas with the biggest increase in Covid cases
92 per cent of local authorities in the UK have seen a week-on-week rise in rates

The five UK areas with the highest coronavirus rates are all in Skottland, according to the latest figures broken down by local authorities.

The figures are based on the government’s own Covid dashboard and are for the seven days to September 6. The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 mennesker.

Av 377 local areas in the UK, 345 eller 92 per cent have seen a week-on-week rise in rates, mens bare 31 (8 prosent) have seen a fall and one is unchanged.

Carmarthenshire in southwest Wales has the biggest increase in the UK, opp fra 424.6 til 742.9 cases per 100,000 mennesker.

Clackmannanshire in Scotland has the second biggest week-on-week rise, fra 715.5 til 1,009.9 cases per 100,000 mennesker.

They are followed by Caerphilly (391.8 til 659.8), Vale of Glamorgan (331.9 til 571.3) and Fife (608.1 til 819.0).

i mellomtiden, West Dunbartonshire has the highest Covid rate in the UK, med 1,133 new cases in the seven days to September 6 – the equivalent of 1,282.5 per 100,000 mennesker.

North Lanarkshire has the second highest rate, down slightly from 1,266.0 til 1,237.0, med 4,220 nye saker.

Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, and East Renfrewshire, all in Scotland, follow with the UK’s highest Covid rates.

The figures come as three Cornwall hospitals temporarily suspended surgeries in order to focus on emergency care caused by a “peak” in Covid admissions.

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, which operates Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, Truro, St Micheal’s Hospital, Hayle, and West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, has more than 40 people in hospital who are Covid positive and nearly 50 more who are contacts and need to be isolated, CornwallLive reports.

I en uttalelse, the Trust’s medical director said it had taken the “difficult decision” as “Covid-related admissions remain high and health and care services in Cornwall under continued pressure.”

The UK recorded a further 147 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 133,988.

Ytterligere rapportering fra PA