26 cities on the government’s coronavirus ‘watch list’ in England


A new list names 26 cities on a so-called government “watch list” of places where rising coronavirus cases are most at risk of triggering a new lockdown.New cases are being confirmed in several parts of the country, as parts of Greater Manchester, eastern Lancashire and West Yorkshire get used to the imposition of new restrictions.

None of the 26 spots on the list, which emerged on Saturday, are in Devon and Cornwall.

The total number of cases in the western country remains low compared to other parts of the country.

Today eight new cases have been confirmed, local democracy reporter Daniel Clark reported – one in Cornwall (as of July 30), two in East Devon (both July 29), four in Plymouth (all July 28) and one in West Devon (July 30).

The government’s “watch list” was established as a result of Public Health England’s weekly local action committee, The Mirror reports.

The list was compiled using the infection rate per 100,000 people over the past seven days through July 27.

The incident rate in England per 100,000 population is 7.8.

The number of people who died from the coronavirus in the UK rose by 74 on Saturday, bringing the death toll across all settings to 46,193.

Again, no hospital deaths have been reported in Devon and Cornwall.

The 26 cities on the ‘watch list’

Blackburn avec Darwen (78,6)

Leicester (64,2)

Oldham (51,4)

Bradford (47,8)

Hyndburn (Lancashire) (40,8)

Rochdale (39,5)

Pendle (Lancashire) (38,3)

Trafford (32,6)

Calderdale (23,8)

Kirklees (21,9)

Manchester (20,5)

There has been a spike in cases in Oldham, Greater Manchester

Bolton (18,2)

Salford (19,7)

Burnley (Lancashire) (18,1)

Tameside (17,3)

Stockport (14,1)

Bury (9.5)

Wigan (6,1)

Rossendale (5,6)

Oadby et Wigston (Leicestershire) (35,1)

Luton (20,1)

Éden (Cumbrie) (28,4)

Sandwell (28,1)

Northampton (Northamptonshire) (20,4)

Peterborough (19,4)

Rotherham (12,5)

Wakefield (13,9)


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