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Swathes of the UK which suffered in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic have seen their case rates shoot up in the latest figures.

There is a return to more misery in the North West, where places such as Liverpool and Knowsley, which were major Covid hotspots in the first wave, see their week-on-week case rates more than double in today's Public Health England figures.

In Tuesday's update of the latest Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in England, the rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Of the 315 local areas in England, 225 (71 per cent) have seen a rise in case rates, 89 (28 per cent) have seen a fall and one is unchanged, in the figures for the seven days to January 8.

Scroll through the full list below to see where your are ranks in the latest figures

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Six authorities in the Liverpool City Region are in the top 10 local areas with the biggest surges in coronavirus rates.

According to Knowsley Council, current rates of Covid-19 in the borough stand at 1,348 per 100,000 population and are continuing to rise – one of the highest rates in the whole of the UK.

The 10 areas with the biggest week-on-week rise in rates

1 Knowsley (up from 598.6 to 1,461.6)

2 Halton (695.5 to 1,302.1)

3 Liverpool (493.5 to 1,085.9)

4 Sefton (529.6 to 1,113.2)

5 St Helens (391.0 to 866.1)

6 Tendring (844.0 to 1,251.4)

7 Wirral (607.1 to 979.9)

8 Worcester (452.5 to 811.1)

9 Isle of Wight (810.5 to 1,162.4)

10 Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole (549.9 to 888.4)

Barking & Dagenham in London continues to have the highest rate in England, with 3,451 new cases recorded in the seven days to January 8 – the equivalent of 1,620.9 cases per 100,000 people. 

This is up slightly from 1,565.0 in the seven days to January 1.

Newham, also in London, has the second highest rate, up from 1,366.1 to 1,468.3, with 5,185 new cases.

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Knowsley in Merseyside has the third highest rate, up sharply from 598.6 to 1,461.6, with 2,205 new cases.

Dr Sarah McNulty, Knowsley's Director of Public Health, said while many people are doing everything they can to prevent the transmission of the virus in the area, "it is clear" that others need to treat the situation much more seriously.

This comes after staff in one workplace, who were found to be socialising outside of the office and arranged "a festive singalong," had an outbreak of the virus which saw 30 people become infected.

In a lengthy statement, Dr Sarah McNulty said: "We are currently seeing alarmingly high rates of infection here in Knowsley and this is a huge concern.

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"Covid-19 is a potentially lethal illness which has already killed more than 2800 people in the Liverpool City Region of which 254 were from Knowsley.

"While many people are doing everything they can to prevent the transmission of the virus, it is clear that others need to treat the situation much more seriously.

"We currently think the R number in Knowsley could be as high as 2.4. That means that COVID-19 is widespread in our community."

She warned residents to stay at home but said "sadly" it seems the case rates make it appear people were not following the rules.

Deaths registered in England & Wales
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"Every time a resident leaves the house, they are increasing their chances of catching the virus or indeed passing it on,"she said. "People should be staying at home as much as possible and following the rules rigidly. Sadly, from looking at our rates, this clearly can’t be happening across the board.

"We are seeing examples of people blatantly breaking the rules. In one workplace we came across, staff had been socialising outside of the office and even arranged a festive singalong.

"Sure enough, there was an outbreak in that workplace and almost 30 people became infected in a very short space of time.

"Undoubtedly, those people then passed the virus on to their own families and friends, perhaps including vulnerable people. Was the ‘fun’ all really worth it?

Cumulative Covid-19 deaths in the UK
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"Whilst I am not suggesting that such behaviour us completely commonplace, it is a very clear indicator that not everyone is taking this situation as seriously as they should."

Today's figures, for the seven days to January 8, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

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

Data for the most recent four days (January 9-12) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

The list has been calculated based on Public Health England data published on January 12 on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.

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From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 8; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 1; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 1.

Barking and Dagenham, 1620.9, (3451), 1565.0, (3332)
Newham, 1468.3, (5185), 1366.1, (4824)
Knowsley, 1461.6, (2205), 598.6, (903)
Redbridge, 1369.5, (4180), 1449.1, (4423)
Harlow, 1349.5, (1175), 1420.7, (1237)
Thurrock, 1327.3, (2314), 1549.8, (2702)
Halton, 1302.1, (1685), 695.5, (900)
Rushmoor, 1280.1, (1211), 1230.5, (1164)
Tendring, 1251.4, (1834), 844.0, (1237)
Broxbourne, 1235.6, (1202), 1398.0, (1360)
Enfield, 1224.7, (4088), 1234.0, (4119)
Bexley, 1216.7, (3021), 1211.9, (3009)
Waltham Forest, 1184.2, (3280), 1136.9, (3149)
Gravesham, 1181.0, (1263), 1210.0, (1294)
Tower Hamlets, 1168.6, (3795), 1250.2, (4060)
Castle Point, 1165.1, (1053), 1466.1, (1325)
Hounslow, 1163.1, (3158), 1093.5, (2969)
Isle of Wight, 1162.4, (1648), 810.5, (1149)
Epping Forest, 1154.2, (1520), 1448.9, (1908)
Slough, 1151.5, (1722), 1017.8, (1522)
Carlisle, 1151.1, (1251), 933.0, (1014)
Crawley, 1146.7, (1289), 958.1, (1077)
Havering, 1136.6, (2950), 1333.1, (3460)
Ealing, 1135.1, (3880), 917.8, (3137)
Greenwich, 1133.6, (3264), 1071.4, (3085)
Dartford, 1123.4, (1265), 1245.9, (1403)
Brent, 1120.8, (3696), 995.2, (3282)
Croydon, 1117.9, (4323), 1056.1, (4084)
Sefton, 1113.2, (3077), 529.6, (1464)
Liverpool, 1085.9, (5408), 493.5, (2458)
Lewisham, 1076.7, (3293), 1000.2, (3059)
Hillingdon, 1076.4, (3303), 962.0, (2952)
Basildon, 1072.7, (2008), 1284.2, (2404)
Haringey, 1072.4, (2881), 1047.1, (2813)
Southwark, 1069.8, (3411), 924.0, (2946)
Wolverhampton, 1065.1, (2805), 776.9, (2046)
Burnley, 1045.9, (930), 773.7, (688)
Eastbourne, 1034.3, (1073), 785.6, (815)
Braintree, 1007.2, (1537), 1133.7, (1730)
Lambeth, 1001.4, (3265), 879.4, (2867)
Sandwell, 1000.8, (3287), 686.6, (2255)
Barnet, 990.0, (3919), 1018.8, (4033)
Chelmsford, 984.9, (1757), 1069.6, (1908)
Wirral, 979.9, (3175), 607.1, (1967)
Corby, 979.0, (707), 656.3, (474)
Harrow, 974.7, (2448), 948.0, (2381)
Medway, 973.2, (2711), 1117.9, (3114)
Luton, 971.1, (2069), 766.5, (1633)
Southend-on-Sea, 964.9, (1767), 1210.1, (2216)
Sutton, 956.6, (1974), 1116.1, (2303)
Spelthorne, 943.5, (942), 897.4, (896)
Hertsmere, 938.8, (985), 1037.0, (1088)
Bedford, 937.1, (1624), 886.9, (1537)
Watford, 930.9, (899), 1010.6, (976)
Merton, 918.4, (1897), 1048.2, (2165)
Northampton, 917.1, (2060), 710.1, (1595)
Bromley, 916.5, (3046), 1131.7, (3761)
Hackney and City of London, 910.5, (2648), 929.7, (2704)
Brentwood, 908.8, (700), 1387.9, (1069)
Cherwell, 901.6, (1357), 842.5, (1268)
Colchester, 900.8, (1754), 819.2, (1595)
Pendle, 892.4, (822), 605.8, (558)
Welwyn Hatfield, 892.4, (1098), 795.7, (979)
Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 888.4, (3512), 549.9, (2174)
Maldon, 882.5, (573), 993.4, (645)
Stevenage, 870.9, (765), 821.9, (722)
St Helens, 866.1, (1564), 391.0, (706)
South Bucks, 863.8, (605), 1017.9, (713)
Milton Keynes, 863.6, (2327), 947.8, (2554)
Hastings, 822.4, (762), 880.6, (816)
Tandridge, 820.4, (723), 881.7, (777)
Walsall, 819.7, (2340), 623.5, (1780)
Islington, 816.6, (1980), 793.9, (1925)
Worcester, 811.1, (821), 452.5, (458)
Warrington, 807.1, (1695), 570.0, (1197)
Birmingham, 803.6, (9176), 570.3, (6512)
Wandsworth, 801.4, (2642), 777.7, (2564)
Rochford, 800.1, (699), 1094.2, (956)
Surrey Heath, 799.5, (714), 812.9, (726)
Reading, 795.5, (1287), 603.3, (976)
Hartlepool, 794.3, (744), 778.3, (729)
Epsom and Ewell, 787.6, (635), 840.9, (678)
Ashford, 786.7, (1023), 849.0, (1104)
Maidstone, 784.5, (1348), 850.9, (1462)
Folkestone and Hythe, 778.8, (880), 784.1, (886)
Hammersmith and Fulham, 772.9, (1431), 741.0, (1372)
Brighton and Hove, 767.0, (2231), 653.9, (1902)
Three Rivers, 757.6, (707), 969.8, (905)
Blackburn with Darwen, 757.5, (1134), 594.5, (890)
Worthing, 756.1, (836), 634.0, (701)
Woking, 739.1, (745), 744.1, (750)
Eden, 734.2, (391), 681.7, (363)
Reigate and Banstead, 732.8, (1090), 855.1, (1272)
Uttlesford, 730.7, (667), 857.8, (783)
Ipswich, 727.5, (996), 581.4, (796)
Lewes, 724.3, (748), 652.7, (674)
Hyndburn, 720.6, (584), 520.7, (422)
Adur, 720.1, (463), 594.1, (382)
Dudley, 714.6, (2298), 565.0, (1817)
Thanet, 713.1, (1012), 683.5, (970)
Bracknell Forest, 712.4, (873), 849.5, (1041)
Wycombe, 708.3, (1237), 699.1, (1221)
Kingston upon Thames, 701.4, (1245), 834.3, (1481)
Bromsgrove, 697.8, (697), 492.6, (492)
Kensington and Chelsea, 697.5, (1089), 633.5, (989)
Swale, 695.6, (1044), 813.6, (1221)
Allerdale, 693.5, (678), 451.1, (441)
Wealden, 688.7, (1112), 649.6, (1049)
Havant, 680.6, (859), 675.8, (853)
Camden, 677.7, (1830), 669.6, (1808)
East Hertfordshire, 675.1, (1011), 759.9, (1138)
Runnymede, 674.3, (603), 653.1, (584)
Derby, 673.1, (1732), 514.2, (1323)
York, 670.4, (1412), 496.6, (1046)
Mole Valley, 669.4, (584), 563.9, (492)
Southampton, 661.7, (1671), 622.9, (1573)
Redditch, 652.1, (556), 443.3, (378)
Arun, 651.3, (1047), 727.8, (1170)
South Staffordshire, 649.3, (730), 559.4, (629)
Elmbridge, 649.1, (888), 772.7, (1057)
Portsmouth, 646.3, (1389), 621.2, (1335)
Sevenoaks, 643.5, (777), 818.2, (988)
Windsor and Maidenhead, 639.9, (969), 715.9, (1084)
Dacorum, 638.4, (988), 700.4, (1084)
Rother, 638.0, (613), 676.5, (650)
Tonbridge and Malling, 636.4, (841), 780.9, (1032)
Norwich, 636.0, (894), 480.2, (675)
East Staffordshire, 633.0, (758), 542.8, (650)
Hart, 626.3, (608), 731.4, (710)
Cannock Chase, 625.2, (630), 525.0, (529)
Aylesbury Vale, 617.2, (1231), 650.3, (1297)
Wellingborough, 616.0, (491), 447.9, (357)
Barrow-in-Furness, 616.0, (413), 334.1, (224)
Ashfield, 612.9, (784), 540.2, (691)
Ribble Valley, 612.6, (373), 553.5, (337)
Broadland, 611.7, (800), 500.1, (654)
Dover, 610.3, (721), 562.9, (665)
Great Yarmouth, 609.0, (605), 550.7, (547)
Canterbury, 605.8, (1002), 566.5, (937)
Babergh, 601.9, (554), 566.1, (521)
Leicester, 598.2, (2119), 450.0, (1594)
St Albans, 592.8, (880), 759.2, (1127)
Westminster, 592.8, (1549), 577.8, (1510)
Telford and Wrekin, 591.6, (1064), 330.3, (594)
Oxford, 585.7, (893), 506.4, (772)
North Hertfordshire, 584.7, (781), 487.4, (651)
Daventry, 584.1, (502), 516.6, (444)
Coventry, 582.7, (2165), 422.3, (1569)
Copeland, 579.3, (395), 275.7, (188)
Waverley, 577.1, (729), 682.4, (862)
Central Bedfordshire, 574.4, (1658), 643.7, (1858)
Cheshire West and Chester, 573.9, (1969), 510.1, (1750)
Breckland, 573.0, (802), 458.0, (641)
Rossendale, 565.2, (404), 358.1, (256)
Rugby, 559.0, (609), 456.2, (497)
Fenland, 558.7, (569), 405.5, (413)
Selby, 554.0, (502), 339.9, (308)
Mansfield, 553.5, (605), 418.1, (457)
Peterborough, 552.3, (1117), 471.7, (954)
Swindon, 552.2, (1227), 527.9, (1173)
Basingstoke and Deane, 550.5, (972), 412.3, (728)
Wokingham, 545.8, (934), 578.5, (990)
Wychavon, 543.1, (703), 345.4, (447)
Oadby and Wigston, 542.0, (309), 522.7, (298)
Richmond upon Thames, 541.4, (1072), 662.1, (1311)
Mid Sussex, 541.0, (817), 605.2, (914)
Solihull, 539.3, (1167), 462.2, (1000)
Huntingdonshire, 538.3, (958), 502.9, (895)
Middlesbrough, 537.7, (758), 466.0, (657)
South Northamptonshire, 537.6, (508), 582.1, (550)
Horsham, 536.2, (771), 538.3, (774)
Guildford, 535.6, (798), 586.6, (874)
Gedling, 535.2, (631), 390.2, (460)
Lancaster, 532.7, (778), 339.0, (495)
Fareham, 532.6, (619), 523.1, (608)
Amber Valley, 529.1, (678), 494.7, (634)
Cambridge, 523.2, (653), 514.4, (642)
West Lancashire, 521.4, (596), 386.7, (442)
Nottingham, 518.8, (1727), 365.3, (1216)
Tunbridge Wells, 511.3, (607), 531.5, (631)
Nuneaton and Bedworth, 509.7, (662), 456.6, (593)
Kettering, 507.0, (516), 412.7, (420)
Lichfield, 505.9, (530), 437.2, (458)
Stafford, 504.1, (692), 378.8, (520)
Bristol, 503.3, (2332), 376.2, (1743)
Bolsover, 500.2, (403), 367.4, (296)
Tamworth, 498.1, (382), 402.9, (309)
Wyre Forest, 496.6, (503), 414.6, (420)
Trafford, 492.9, (1170), 366.1, (869)
Craven, 491.8, (281), 372.8, (213)
Gloucester, 491.0, (634), 496.4, (641)
Sunderland, 490.4, (1362), 480.4, (1334)
South Derbyshire, 490.4, (526), 386.9, (415)
Wigan, 490.2, (1611), 356.3, (1171)
Harrogate, 487.5, (784), 299.7, (482)
Manchester, 487.5, (2695), 326.5, (1805)
Chichester, 483.0, (585), 458.2, (555)
South Ribble, 481.1, (533), 321.3, (356)
Richmondshire, 478.3, (257), 469.0, (252)
West Suffolk, 477.0, (854), 412.2, (738)
Eastleigh, 473.1, (632), 503.1, (672)
Bury, 471.8, (901), 354.5, (677)
Shropshire, 471.6, (1524), 290.0, (937)
King's Lynn and West Norfolk, 470.3, (712), 456.5, (691)
Gosport, 466.8, (396), 407.8, (346)
Chiltern, 466.0, (447), 536.9, (515)
Salford, 465.5, (1205), 299.0, (774)
County Durham, 462.4, (2451), 450.3, (2387)
East Suffolk, 462.2, (1153), 386.4, (964)
Blaby, 457.0, (464), 370.3, (376)
Darlington, 456.9, (488), 407.3, (435)
Stoke-on-Trent, 456.4, (1170), 344.0, (882)
South Gloucestershire, 455.3, (1298), 383.4, (1093)
Stockton-on-Tees, 450.0, (888), 415.0, (819)
Forest of Dean, 449.4, (390), 399.8, (347)
Preston, 445.0, (637), 319.3, (457)
East Hampshire, 444.8, (544), 416.2, (509)
Test Valley, 444.7, (561), 463.7, (585)
Rochdale, 444.7, (989), 312.9, (696)
Wyre, 444.3, (498), 341.7, (383)
Redcar and Cleveland, 444.0, (609), 314.3, (431)
Cheshire East, 440.7, (1693), 431.1, (1656)
South Cambridgeshire, 440.6, (701), 462.0, (735)
South Oxfordshire, 438.6, (623), 557.5, (792)
Hambleton, 437.8, (401), 382.1, (350)
South Tyneside, 435.8, (658), 496.1, (749)
Stockport, 434.5, (1275), 353.8, (1038)
New Forest, 425.9, (767), 325.4, (586)
North Warwickshire, 424.4, (277), 410.6, (268)
Sedgemoor, 423.8, (522), 481.4, (593)
East Cambridgeshire, 420.7, (378), 444.1, (399)
Mid Suffolk, 420.6, (437), 381.2, (396)
Gateshead, 418.2, (845), 404.3, (817)
West Oxfordshire, 415.8, (460), 413.9, (458)
Vale of White Horse, 412.5, (561), 420.6, (572)
Chorley, 412.0, (487), 303.7, (359)
Chesterfield, 409.0, (429), 262.2, (275)
Newark and Sherwood, 403.5, (494), 301.4, (369)
Erewash, 403.0, (465), 342.4, (395)
Bath and North East Somerset, 399.9, (773), 309.4, (598)
South Norfolk, 396.8, (559), 504.0, (710)
South Kesteven, 392.5, (559), 414.3, (590)
North Somerset, 389.7, (838), 359.9, (774)
North Norfolk, 389.2, (408), 387.3, (406)
Winchester, 387.6, (484), 485.3, (606)
Broxtowe, 387.6, (442), 335.0, (382)
High Peak, 385.3, (357), 253.6, (235)
East Northamptonshire, 385.1, (364), 349.1, (330)
Bolton, 385.0, (1107), 260.8, (750)
Oldham, 384.6, (912), 293.5, (696)
Tameside, 384.6, (871), 287.0, (650)
Harborough, 383.8, (360), 440.3, (413)
Wiltshire, 383.0, (1915), 284.8, (1424)
Herefordshire, 381.7, (736), 313.3, (604)
Somerset West and Taunton, 380.4, (590), 449.3, (697)
Rushcliffe, 379.2, (452), 329.7, (393)
Lincoln, 375.6, (373), 349.4, (347)
Warwick, 370.8, (533), 357.6, (514)
North West Leicestershire, 369.7, (383), 337.8, (350)
Hinckley and Bosworth, 365.9, (414), 291.7, (330)
Newcastle-under-Lyme, 360.8, (467), 299.8, (388)
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 359.4, (2055), 320.7, (1834)
Doncaster, 359.1, (1120), 331.5, (1034)
Hull, 358.4, (931), 310.3, (806)
Dorset, 354.0, (1340), 281.4, (1065)
West Berkshire, 347.7, (551), 406.4, (644)
Stratford-on-Avon, 347.4, (452), 322.1, (419)
Leeds, 343.6, (2725), 291.0, (2308)
South Lakeland, 343.5, (361), 273.1, (287)
North East Derbyshire, 343.0, (348), 336.1, (341)
Blackpool, 342.8, (478), 263.2, (367)
Tewkesbury, 342.0, (325), 286.3, (272)
Cheltenham, 332.7, (387), 251.1, (292)
Charnwood, 329.3, (612), 291.6, (542)
Kirklees, 324.9, (1429), 244.2, (1074)
Fylde, 323.1, (261), 257.5, (208)
Rotherham, 318.8, (846), 287.1, (762)
Scarborough, 318.1, (346), 356.8, (388)
Malvern Hills, 317.7, (250), 236.3, (186)
Sheffield, 316.0, (1848), 242.8, (1420)
Bassetlaw, 311.6, (366), 304.8, (358)
Northumberland, 308.9, (996), 345.8, (1115)
Plymouth, 302.6, (793), 206.4, (541)
Boston, 302.1, (212), 242.3, (170)
North Kesteven, 301.9, (353), 301.9, (353)
North Tyneside, 299.6, (623), 247.7, (515)
Bradford, 299.2, (1615), 232.7, (1256)
Newcastle upon Tyne, 296.2, (897), 215.3, (652)
Calderdale, 295.6, (625), 270.5, (572)
Wakefield, 295.1, (1028), 267.6, (932)
Mid Devon, 294.0, (242), 238.1, (196)
Rutland, 290.5, (116), 245.4, (98)
Melton, 289.0, (148), 300.7, (154)
South Holland, 288.4, (274), 278.9, (265)
Ryedale, 287.1, (159), 314.2, (174)
South Somerset, 284.5, (479), 264.9, (446)
Exeter, 283.9, (373), 247.3, (325)
Mendip, 277.7, (321), 264.7, (306)
Staffordshire Moorlands, 273.3, (269), 270.2, (266)
Barnsley, 258.4, (638), 288.8, (713)
Cotswold, 258.2, (232), 288.2, (259)
Torbay, 255.4, (348), 123.3, (168)
East Devon, 254.3, (372), 175.0, (256)
West Lindsey, 251.9, (241), 249.8, (239)
Derbyshire Dales, 247.5, (179), 229.5, (166)
Teignbridge, 238.5, (320), 162.5, (218)
South Hams, 233.3, (203), 172.4, (150)
East Riding of Yorkshire, 232.1, (792), 221.3, (755)
Stroud, 225.1, (270), 258.4, (310)
North Lincolnshire, 195.0, (336), 230.4, (397)
East Lindsey, 187.0, (265), 175.7, (249)
North East Lincolnshire, 162.3, (259), 168.6, (269)
West Devon, 130.8, (73), 134.4, (75)
Torridge, 121.6, (83), 118.7, (81)
North Devon, 113.2, (110), 139.0, (135)