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Covid: 20 UK areas where the most people have coronavirus

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People have coronavirus The Office for National Statistics estimates Covid infections are continuing to increase across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The proportion of people testing positive for Covid in the UK has continued to increase, new numbers show, after the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron strains came the dominant form of the contagion.

New data published moment( 24 June) by the Office for National Statistics( ONS) shows the frequence of Covid in some corridor of the country is doubly as high than in others.

In the week to 18 June, the ONS estimated that2.5 of people in England had Covid( one in 40), as did2.3 in Wales( one in 45),3.3 in Northern Ireland( one in 30) and4.8 in Scotland( one in 20).

In one part of the country 5 of people tested positive in the rearmost period.

The estimates are grounded on arbitrary PCR samples from private homes across the UK. It excludes people living in collaborative casing similar as care homes.

Covid rates have increased in all four nations over the last week. A aggregate of1.7 million people were estimated to have the contagion last week, over from1.4 million the week before, a rise of 23. The former week there was a 43 increase.

New data published history( 23 June) by the Wellcome Sanger Institute shows BA.4 and BA.5 came the dominant Covid strains in England in the week to 11 June.

Of the 953 positive PCR tests successfully analysed, 547 were set up to be either BA.4 or BA.5, 57 of the aggregate.
In the former week, they made up 42 of cases.

BA.4 and BA.5 are sub variants of the Omicron variant, and were designated as ‘ variants of concern ’ by the UK Health Security Agency( UKHSA) in May.

They’ve been criticized for a new surge of infections in the UK, with sanitarium admissions also rising sprucely in recent weeks.

The 20 UK areas with the loftiest Covid frequence in the week to 18 June, according to the ONS data, are listed below.

Some lower vibrant council areas are grouped into a larger area in the data.

1. Na h-Eileanan Siar; Highland; Moray; Orkney Islands; Shetland Islands; Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Argyll and Bute

5.03% of people (one in 20) across these eight local authorities in Scotland were thought to have Covid in the week to 17 June

2. Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; North Ayrshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire

4.88% of people (one in 20) across these five Scottish areas had Covid in the week to 17 June

3. Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling; Angus; Dundee City; Fife; Perth and Kinross

4.76% of people (one in 21) in these seven areas of Scotland were positive for Covid in the week to 17 June

4. South Lanarkshire; North Lanarkshire

4.76% of people (one in 21) in these two Scottish council areas were positive in the week to 17 June

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