THIS interactive map reveals coronavirus infections in your area as a cluster of cases has been detected in the North West.
Areas in the North West have been hit by the Indian variant and health chiefs are now rushing to vaccinate residents in a bid to stop it spreading across communities.
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The interactive map above reveals the areas of the country which have the highest infection rates per 100,000 people.
Areas with darker shades have higher infection counts in comparison to those with lighter shades.
Blackburn is now the most infected area in the country after it overtook Bolton.
The interactive map above reveals that the North West has now formed a cluster of infections with Kirklees, Hyndburn and Burnley also recording high case rates.
Other areas with high case rates include Preston, South Ribble, Ribble Valley and Rochdale.
Looking at the data on a regional basis and the number of people testing positive on a daily basis for Covid in the North West is close to fifteen times the amount in other regions.
Each day, 935 people are testing positive for Covid in the North West – in comparison just 66 people testing positive in the South West.
The three most infected areas are also concentrated in the North West.
Data from Public Health England (PHE) states that a total of 584 confirmed cases were recorded in Blackburn in the seven days to May 26.
It's the equivalent of 390.1 cases per 100,000 people – meaning the Lancashire town has overtaken Bolton, where cases are finally beginning to drop and 386.7 cases per 100,000 have been recorded.
Also in the North and Rossendale, is now recording the third highest rate of new Covid-19 cases in the UK.
Currently, there are 292.4 cases per 100,000 people – a steep rise from 63 per 100,000 just a week earlier.
Overall, 230 of the 380 local areas in the UK – 61 per cent – recorded a week-on-week rise in Covid cases as of May 26.
Looking at infection rates in other regions and on a daily basis there are 355 people testing positive a day in London.
Yorkshire and the Humber is just behind the capital with 325 people testing positive each day, followed by the South East with 233 new infections each day.
In the West Midlands, 182 people are testing positive daily and in the East Midlands, 142 people are testing positive for the bug.
In the North East there are 120 new infections each day and 116 new infections a day in the East of England.
Across Britain, the number of people testing positive has risen by almost 40 per cent in just a week, with another 3,240 infections reported on Sunday.
The troubling news comes as Boris Johnson mulls over a decision on whether he can lift all restrictions on June 21.
Deaths currently remain low, with six fatalities reported yesterday.
It's hoped the low toll means the UK's jabs rollout has severed the link between infections, hospitalisations and deaths – despite the super-infectious new variant taking hold.
So far in the UK over 39.2 million people have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine with 25.3 million having had a second.
Last week the UK received another boost to its vaccine efforts are the Johnson & Johnson jab was approved for use by regulators.
The medicine regulator the MHRA said the jab passes safety and efficacy standards.
Earlier this year, the single-dose vaccine was shown to be 67 per cent effective overall in preventing Covid infection, depending on the variant.
It is also 85 per cent effective in preventing severe disease or hospitalisation.
The benefit of the jab is that it doesn't need to be given in two doses like those from AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna.
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