Cases have increased in most areas of Blackpool in the first week of the new school year.

Covid in schools: The Blackpool areas that have seen the biggest rise in infection rates as pupils went back to school

Covid infection rates have surged in most areas of Blackpool since children returned to the classroom.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 10:29 am
Updated Friday, 17th September 2021, 2:48 pm

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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