Increases in new Covid infections recorded in Derbyshire
The latest figures have been releasedby Ian Jones, PA, Ben Lyons
A significant rise in new cases of Covid-19 has been recorded in a Derbyshire district, new figures have revealed.
Public Health England lists the number of new coronavirus cases recorded by every local authority, with nine Derbyshire areas among those ranked.
The latest figures, for the week leading up to Thursday, September 10, show Amber Valley now has the highest rate of increase in the county.
The area, which includes the towns of Belper, Ripley, Heanor, and Alfreton, has jumped from the bottom of the previous week's figures to the top of the latest set of statistics.
A total of 39 new cases were recorded, marking a big increase on the seven registered for the week before. This equates to a seven-day rate of 30.4 new cases per 100,000 people.
Another area where new virus cases more than doubled is Chesterfield, where 25 new cases were recorded, up from the 12 registered for the previous week.
Derby saw a slight increase, with 41 new cases recorded, up from 35, and equating to a seven-day rate of 15.9 new cases per 100,000 people.
The city continues to have a lower new infection rate than nearby Nottingham, 26.4, and Leicester, 78.2 new cases per 100,000 people.
No Derbyshire districts sit among the 50 worst-hit authority areas nationally.
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Bolton, in Greater Manchester, has the highest seven-day infection rate in England, with a total of 552 new cases recorded in the seven days to September 10.
This is the equivalent of 192 new cases per 100,000 people, and is up from 126.2 in the seven days to September 3.
Blackburn with Darwen, in Lancashire, has the second highest rate, up from 61.5 to 118.2 with 177 new cases.
Hyndburn, in Lancashire, is in third place, where the rate has risen from 43.2 to 114.8, with 93 new cases.
Two other areas currently have rates higher than 100 cases per 100,000 people: Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire (114.0, up from 24.6), and Preston, in Lancashire (102.0, up from 61.5).
The figures are based on tests carried out in Public Health England labs and NHS hospitals as well as from the wider community, such as care homes. These are known as pillar one and pillar two data, respectively.
The full list of local data below shows the seven-day rate per 100,000 people for the week up to September 10, with new confirmed cases in brackets.
The second set of numbers show the same, but for the week up until September 3.
The list has been compiled by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 13 on the Government's coronavirus online dashboard.
Data for the most recent days (September 11-13) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.
Here is the list for Derbyshire local authorities:
Amber Valley 30.4 (39), 5.5 (7)
High Peak 25.9 (24), 22.7 (21)
North East Derbyshire 25.6 (26), 15.8 (16)
Chesterfield 23.8 (25), 11.4 (12)
Erewash 21.7 (25), 11.3 (13)
Bolsover 21.1 (17), 18.6 (15)
South Derbyshire 19.6 (21), 19.6 (21)
Derby 15.9 (41), 13.6 (35)
Derbyshire Dales 9.7 (7), 12.4 (9)