These are the Blackpool areas where Covid rates are nearly twice the national average

Covid UK: The Blackpool coronavirus hotspots where cases are highest as Boris Johnson cancels visit to Lancashire due to positive test in family

Coronavirus case rates are now higher in many parts of the UK than they were in London at the height of its Omicron wave.

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 11:43 am
Updated Friday, 14th January 2022, 3:10 pm

Blackpool has seen case numbers rocket by 35% in a week, with a rate of 2,603 cases per 100,000 residents in the week to January 6, far higher than the peak of 2,043 per 100,000 seen in London in December.

The latest weekly case rates in the North West of England are also higher than those in London at its peak.

Across the UK, there were 1.2 million positive test results in the week to January 6, a 9% rise from the week before.

At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week to January 6.

Here are the neighbourhoods in Blackpool with the highest case rates right now.

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