The number of people with coronavirus nearly doubled in a Norfolk town within a week, the latest figures have revealed.
Data from Public Health England shows the infection rate in Great Yarmouth to be 119.8 per 100,000 population during the seven days through December 3.
That is compared to a rate of 66.4 last week.
Meanwhile, cases in Norfolk as a whole have rebounded to 100 per 100,000 population, down from 99 from 91.2 the week before.
The national average of cases per 100,000 is 148.8, compared to 162.6.
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Two of Norfolk’s seven regions saw a decrease in the number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus during the seven days through December 3.
On December 16, the government will reassess tier levels across the country.
The decision will be based in part on infection rates in an area, with Norfolk currently at Level 2.
In Norwich, the infection rate rose from 111.7 last week to 128 for the seven days through December 3.
The number of positive coronavirus cases has also increased in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, from 82.6 to 96.4 over the same period.
Breckland and South Norfolk saw a slight increase in the infection rate, with cases dropping from 58.6 to 62.9 and 105.8 to 106.5, respectively.
The only areas where the number of coronavirus cases fell in Norfolk were North Norfolk and Broadland.
In North Norfolk, the number increased from 90.6 to 65.8, while in Broadland, it increased from 117.8 to 112.4.