London has lowest Covid case rate in UK – .

London has lowest Covid case rate in UK – .

London has the lowest Covid case rate in the country, according to the latest government figures.

Case rates are rising in all parts of England except the capital, the UK Health Security Agency has said.

South West England has the highest rate, with 667.6 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 17, up from 327.1.
The East Midlands have the second highest rate at 494.0, down from 496.7, the only region to record a week-over-week decline.
London has the lowest rate at 253.0, down from 220.5.
The highest rate of Covid infections is among those aged 10 to 19, with 1,366.8 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to October 17, compared with 1,134.9 from week to week. ‘other.
The second highest rate is for children aged five to nine, dropping from 585.0 to 719.2.
For both age groups, this is the highest weekly rate since this data was first collected in October 2020.
The lowest rate is for those aged 80 and over, at 121.2 versus 115.6.
The UK recorded 223 Covid-related deaths within 28 days of testing positive on Wednesday, the biggest daily jump since early March.
Britain has one of the highest case rates in the world, just behind Romania, with daily cases consistently exceeding 40,000.
Ministers are trying to increase booster shots and vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds to resist the implementation of Plan B of its coronavirus control measures this fall and winter if hospitals come under further pressure.


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