Official figures from the UK Government show infection rates in the North West increased by 20% between 31 August and 7 September, with positive infection rates per 100,000 people starting at 316.8 and then rising to 380.2.
Meanwhile in Blackpool, some neighbourhoods saw cases rise by more than 80% during the same period, with only two areas seeing cases fall.
As the UK’s chief medical officers recommend vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, we can reveal where Covid cases have surged most since children returned to school in Blackpool.
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