Lancashire Covid infection rates: Chorley, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale and Hyndburn among the top 10 biggest week-on-week increases in England

Areas across Lancashire and North West have recorded some of the highest infection rate rises in the last seven days.

Bolton in Greater Manchester continues to have the highest rate, with 1,296 new cases in the seven days to May 20 – the equivalent of 450.7 cases per 100,000 people.

While, Blackburn with Darwen has the second highest rate, up from 114.2 to 280.6, with 420 new case.

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However, a number of other areas across Lancashire, including Rossendale, Burnley and Chorley, have also recorded significant rises in the last week (seven days to May 20).

Lancashire areas among the 10 biggest week-on-week Covid increases in England
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Of the 315 local areas in England, 116 (37%) have seen a rise in rates, 185 (59%) have seen a fall and 14 are unchanged.

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Data for the most recent four days (May 21-24) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Here is the list in full.

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From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to May 20; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to May 20; rate of new cases in the seven days to May 13; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to May 13.

Bolton, 450.7, (1296), 282.4, (812)

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Blackburn with Darwen, 280.6, (420), 114.2, (171)

Bedford, 187.0, (324), 122.9, (213)

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Kirklees, 99.6, (438), 68.9, (303)

Rossendale, 76.9, (55), 21.0, (15)

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Burnley, 76.5, (68), 54.0, (48)

Hyndburn, 66.6, (54), 39.5, (32)

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Bury, 61.3, (117), 29.3, (56)

Manchester, 58.8, (325), 43.4, (240)

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Chorley, 58.4, (69), 38.9, (46)

Trafford, 57.7, (137), 30.3, (72)

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Leicester, 56.5, (200), 45.7, (162)

North Tyneside, 52.4, (109), 32.7, (68)

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Hounslow, 51.9, (141), 58.6, (159)

Bradford, 51.5, (278), 39.3, (212)

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Pendle, 49.9, (46), 44.5, (41)

Boston, 49.9, (35), 37.1, (26)

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Luton, 49.8, (106), 28.6, (61)

Preston, 49.6, (71), 34.2, (49)

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Worcester, 48.4, (49), 23.7, (24)

Hillingdon, 46.9, (144), 36.5, (112)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, 45.6, (138), 44.9, (136)

Rochdale, 45.4, (101), 41.8, (93)

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Calderdale, 42.6, (90), 37.4, (79)

Ealing, 42.4, (145), 32.5, (111)

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Wigan, 42.3, (139), 35.9, (118)

Kingston upon Thames, 42.3, (75), 23.1, (41)

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Selby, 41.9, (38), 49.7, (45)

Wellingborough, 40.1, (32), 38.9, (31)

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Doncaster, 39.4, (123), 34.3, (107)

South Holland, 38.9, (37), 49.5, (47)

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Leeds, 38.8, (308), 45.3, (359)

Lambeth, 37.4, (122), 19.6, (64)

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Reading, 37.1, (60), 20.4, (33)

Croydon, 36.5, (141), 27.2, (105)

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Watford, 35.2, (34), 43.5, (42)

West Berkshire, 34.7, (55), 21.5, (34)

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Central Bedfordshire, 34.3, (99), 28.8, (83)

Wakefield, 33.9, (118), 39.3, (137)

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Canterbury, 33.3, (55), 14.5, (24)

Salford, 32.5, (84), 25.1, (65)

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High Peak, 32.4, (30), 44.2, (41)

Newark and Sherwood, 31.9, (39), 26.1, (32)

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Portsmouth, 31.2, (67), 16.3, (35)

Broxtowe, 30.7, (35), 26.3, (30)

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Sheffield, 30.4, (178), 48.4, (283)

Peterborough, 29.7, (60), 25.7, (52)

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Barnsley, 29.6, (73), 37.3, (92)

Greenwich, 28.8, (83), 22.9, (66)

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Slough, 28.8, (43), 29.4, (44)

Rushmoor, 28.5, (27), 26.4, (25)

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Wokingham, 28.1, (48), 13.4, (23)

Gedling, 28.0, (33), 22.9, (27)

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Erewash, 27.7, (32), 68.5, (79)

Harrow, 26.3, (66), 27.1, (68)

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Oldham, 26.1, (62), 16.9, (40)

North Lincolnshire, 26.1, (45), 43.5, (75)

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South Hams, 25.3, (22), 17.2, (15)

Middlesbrough, 24.8, (35), 41.8, (59)

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Ribble Valley, 24.6, (15), 13.1, (8)

Kettering, 23.6, (24), 22.6, (23)

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Corby, 23.5, (17), 38.8, (28)

Ashfield, 23.5, (30), 20.3, (26)

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Rotherham, 23.4, (62), 28.6, (76)

Birmingham, 22.9, (262), 15.4, (176)

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South Bucks, 22.8, (16), 15.7, (11)

Tameside, 22.1, (50), 31.3, (71)

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Bromley, 21.7, (72), 15.6, (52)

South Ribble, 21.7, (24), 21.7, (24)

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Hart, 21.6, (21), 31.9, (31)

Malvern Hills, 21.6, (17), 8.9, (7)

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Three Rivers, 21.4, (20), 19.3, (18)

Nottingham, 21.3, (71), 30.6, (102)

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Hammersmith and Fulham, 21.1, (39), 18.9, (35)

Brent, 20.6, (68), 26.4, (87)

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Sefton, 20.3, (56), 35.1, (97)

East Northamptonshire, 20.1, (19), 21.2, (20)

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Sandwell, 20.1, (66), 21.3, (70)

Fylde, 19.8, (16), 11.1, (9)

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Stockport, 19.8, (58), 31.7, (93)

East Lindsey, 19.8, (28), 18.3, (26)

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South Kesteven, 19.7, (28), 10.5, (15)

Bassetlaw, 19.6, (23), 22.1, (26)

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Stoke-on-Trent, 19.5, (50), 24.2, (62)

North West Leicestershire, 19.3, (20), 10.6, (11)

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Milton Keynes, 19.3, (52), 22.3, (60)

Lancaster, 19.2, (28), 28.8, (42)

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East Riding of Yorkshire, 19.1, (65), 23.7, (81)

Haringey, 19.0, (51), 16.4, (44)

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Swindon, 18.9, (42), 17.6, (39)

Reigate and Banstead, 18.8, (28), 7.4, (11)

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Westminster, 18.8, (49), 19.5, (51)

Blaby, 18.7, (19), 10.8, (11)

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Dudley, 18.7, (60), 25.2, (81)

Blackpool, 18.6, (26), 37.3, (52)

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Wandsworth, 18.5, (61), 15.2, (50)

West Suffolk, 18.4, (33), 22.9, (41)

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Newham, 18.4, (65), 10.2, (36)

Rugby, 18.4, (20), 26.6, (29)

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Mid Suffolk, 18.3, (19), 19.3, (20)

Redbridge, 18.0, (55), 15.7, (48)

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Bristol, 17.9, (83), 13.6, (63)

Walsall, 17.9, (51), 12.6, (36)

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Southampton, 17.8, (45), 28.5, (72)

Broxbourne, 17.5, (17), 8.2, (8)

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Epsom and Ewell, 17.4, (14), 14.9, (12)

Kensington and Chelsea, 17.3, (27), 25.0, (39)

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Stockton-on-Tees, 17.2, (34), 17.2, (34)

Hertsmere, 17.2, (18), 17.2, (18)

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Enfield, 17.1, (57), 13.8, (46)

South Northamptonshire, 16.9, (16), 26.5, (25)

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Rushcliffe, 16.8, (20), 17.6, (21)

North Devon, 16.5, (16), 5.1, (5)

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Mansfield, 16.5, (18), 25.6, (28)

Norwich, 16.4, (23), 12.8, (18)

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Gateshead, 16.3, (33), 10.4, (21)

Welwyn Hatfield, 16.3, (20), 6.5, (8)

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Lincoln, 16.1, (16), 32.2, (32)

Herefordshire, 16.1, (31), 18.7, (36)

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Coventry, 15.9, (59), 21.8, (81)

Bexley, 15.7, (39), 12.1, (30)

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St Albans, 15.5, (23), 13.5, (20)

Nuneaton and Bedworth, 15.4, (20), 15.4, (20)

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Cheshire East, 15.4, (59), 20.3, (78)

Tonbridge and Malling, 15.1, (20), 2.3, (3)

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Barrow-in-Furness, 14.9, (10), 7.5, (5)

Aylesbury Vale, 14.5, (29), 15.0, (30)

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Redditch, 14.1, (12), 8.2, (7)

Hull, 13.9, (36), 22.3, (58)

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St. Helens, 13.8, (25), 16.6, (30)

North Warwickshire, 13.8, (9), 12.3, (8)

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Brighton and Hove, 13.8, (40), 17.5, (51)

Dacorum, 13.6, (21), 14.2, (22)

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Charnwood, 13.5, (25), 11.8, (22)

Hackney and City of London, 13.4, (39), 10.7, (31)

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Wyre, 13.4, (15), 19.6, (22)

Dartford, 13.3, (15), 6.2, (7)

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Cherwell, 13.3, (20), 11.3, (17)

Sevenoaks, 13.3, (16), 2.5, (3)

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Uttlesford, 13.1, (12), 14.2, (13)

Sutton, 13.1, (27), 12.6, (26)

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Waltham Forest, 13.0, (36), 12.6, (35)

Sunderland, 13.0, (36), 13.0, (36)

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Northampton, 12.9, (29), 16.9, (38)

Breckland, 12.9, (18), 14.3, (20)

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Lewisham, 12.8, (39), 20.3, (62)

Windsor and Maidenhead, 12.5, (19), 13.2, (20)

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Rutland, 12.5, (5), 20.0, (8)

Oadby and Wigston, 12.3, (7), 19.3, (11)

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Solihull, 12.0, (26), 12.5, (27)

South Gloucestershire, 11.9, (34), 7.7, (22)

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South Tyneside, 11.9, (18), 19.9, (30)

York, 11.9, (25), 15.7, (33)

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West Oxfordshire, 11.7, (13), 9.0, (10)

Copeland, 11.7, (8), 11.7, (8)

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Harborough, 11.7, (11), 30.9, (29)

Melton, 11.7, (6), 44.9, (23)

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Redcar and Cleveland, 11.7, (16), 12.4, (17)

Daventry, 11.6, (10), 14.0, (12)

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Gloucester, 11.6, (15), 4.6, (6)

Ashford, 11.5, (15), 10.8, (14)

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Harlow, 11.5, (10), 10.3, (9)

South Lakeland, 11.4, (12), 11.4, (12)

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West Lancashire 11.4, (13), 15.7, (18)

Sedgemoor, 11.4, (14), 17.9, (22)

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North East Lincolnshire, 11.3, (18), 16.9, (27)

Islington, 11.1, (27), 12.0, (29)

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Merton, 11.1, (23), 14.0, (29)

Tower Hamlets, 11.1, (36), 15.7, (51)

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Spelthorne, 11.0, (11), 17.0, (17)

Wolverhampton, 11.0, (29), 15.6, (41)

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Woking, 10.9, (11), 8.9, (9)

Bath and North East Somerset, 10.9, (21), 14.0, (27)

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Barnet, 10.9, (43), 16.9, (67)

Stroud, 10.8, (13), 21.7, (26)

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Barking and Dagenham, 10.8, (23), 15.0, (32)

East Hampshire, 10.6, (13), 8.2, (10)

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Richmond upon Thames, 10.6, (21), 14.6, (29)

Harrogate, 10.6, (17), 18.0, (29)

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King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 10.6, (16), 22.5, (34)

Oxford, 10.5, (16), 8.5, (13)

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Warrington, 10.5, (22), 11.0, (23)

Chiltern, 10.4, (10), 15.6, (15)

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Darlington, 10.3, (11), 11.2, (12)

County Durham, 10.2, (54), 12.1, (64)

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Scarborough, 10.1, (11), 10.1, (11)

Derby, 10.1, (26), 14.0, (36)

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East Staffordshire, 10.0, (12), 15.0, (18)

Cannock Chase, 9.9, (10), 8.9, (9)

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Plymouth, 9.9, (26), 14.5, (38)

North East Derbyshire, 9.9, (10), 15.8, (16)

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Teignbridge, 9.7, (13), 6.7, (9)

Derbyshire Dales, 9.7, (7), 4.1, (3)

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North Kesteven, 9.4, (11), 12.8, (15)

Adur, 9.3, (6), 14.0, (9)

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Swale, 9.3, (14), 10.7, (16)

North Somerset, 9.3, (20), 6.5, (14)

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Halton, 9.3, (12), 13.1, (17)

Wychavon, 9.3, (12), 6.2, (8)

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Thurrock, 9.2, (16), 10.9, (19)

Thanet, 9.2, (13), 21.8, (31)

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Staffordshire Moorlands, 9.1, (9), 8.1, (8)

Tamworth, 9.1, (7), 5.2, (4)

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Stevenage, 9.1, (8), 14.8, (13)

Tandridge, 9.1, (8), 12.5, (11)

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Telford and Wrekin, 8.9, (16), 11.7, (21)

Ipswich, 8.8, (12), 8.8, (12)

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Craven, 8.8, (5), 10.5, (6)

Stafford, 8.7, (12), 14.6, (20)

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Waverley, 8.7, (11), 7.9, (10)

Bolsover, 8.7, (7), 3.7, (3)

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Chesterfield, 8.6, (9), 11.4, (12)

Camden, 8.5, (23), 11.5, (31)

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Southwark, 8.5, (27), 12.5, (40)

Gravesham, 8.4, (9), 9.4, (10)

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South Derbyshire, 8.4, (9), 15.8, (17)

Chichester, 8.3, (10), 9.9, (12)

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Southend-on-Sea, 8.2, (15), 14.2, (26)

Northumberland, 8.1, (26), 15.8, (51)

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Wycombe, 8.0, (14), 10.3, (18)

East Hertfordshire, 8.0, (12), 5.3, (8)

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Crawley, 8.0, (9), 17.8, (20)

Knowsley, 8.0, (12), 11.3, (17)

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Medway, 7.9, (22), 7.2, (20)

Cotswold, 7.8, (7), 8.9, (8)

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New Forest, 7.8, (14), 5.0, (9)

Fareham, 7.7, (9), 7.7, (9)

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Havering, 7.7, (20), 11.2, (29)

Stratford-on-Avon, 7.7, (10), 7.7, (10)

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Lichfield, 7.6, (8), 8.6, (9)

Exeter, 7.6, (10), 6.1, (8)

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Epping Forest, 7.6, (10), 9.1, (12)

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 7.6, (30), 10.6, (42)

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North Hertfordshire, 7.5, (10), 8.2, (11)

Eastleigh, 7.5, (10), 20.2, (27)

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Hartlepool, 7.5, (7), 13.9, (13)

Richmondshire, 7.4, (4), 14.9, (8)

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Guildford, 7.4, (11), 7.4, (11)

West Lindsey, 7.3, (7), 10.5, (10)

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Huntingdonshire, 7.3, (13), 15.7, (28)

Cambridge, 7.2, (9), 20.0, (25)

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Test Valley, 7.1, (9), 7.9, (10)

South Staffordshire, 7.1, (8), 8.0, (9)

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South Norfolk, 7.1, (10), 10.6, (15)

Somerset West and Taunton, 7.1, (11), 7.7, (12)

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Hinckley and Bosworth, 7.1, (8), 20.3, (23)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, 7.0, (9), 8.5, (11)

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Forest of Dean, 6.9, (6), 6.9, (6)

Wyre Forest, 6.9, (7), 8.9, (9)

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Broadland, 6.9, (9), 11.5, (15)

Mole Valley, 6.9, (6), 5.7, (5)

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Fenland, 6.9, (7), 17.7, (18)

Lewes, 6.8, (7), 10.7, (11)

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Elmbridge, 6.6, (9), 13.2, (18)

Babergh, 6.5, (6), 7.6, (7)

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Shropshire, 6.5, (21), 9.0, (29)

Brentwood, 6.5, (5), 2.6, (2)

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Liverpool, 6.4, (32), 10.2, (51)

Basildon, 6.4, (12), 12.3, (23)

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Wiltshire, 6.4, (32), 10.6, (53)

Chelmsford, 6.2, (11), 10.1, (18)

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Mid Devon, 6.1, (5), 7.3, (6)

Maidstone, 5.8, (10), 8.7, (15)

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Colchester, 5.6, (11), 15.4, (30)

Surrey Heath, 5.6, (5), 9.0, (8)

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Arun, 5.6, (9), 15.6, (25)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 5.6, (32), 5.8, (33)

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Havant, 5.5, (7), 15.8, (20)

Carlisle, 5.5, (6), 3.7, (4)

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West Devon, 5.4, (3), 10.8, (6)

Dover, 5.1, (6), 4.2, (5)

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Tunbridge Wells, 5.1, (6), 7.6, (9)

Cheshire West and Chester, 5.0, (17), 11.4, (39)

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Wealden, 5.0, (8), 4.3, (7)

Bracknell Forest, 4.9, (6), 12.2, (15)

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Warwick, 4.9, (7), 9.0, (13)

Horsham, 4.9, (7), 7.6, (11)

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Eastbourne, 4.8, (5), 0.0, (0)

Gosport, 4.7, (4), 14.1, (12)

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Amber Valley, 4.7, (6), 3.9, (5)

Wirral, 4.6, (15), 8.3, (27)

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Rochford, 4.6, (4), 8.0, (7)

Dorset, 4.5, (17), 6.9, (26)

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Castle Point, 4.4, (4), 8.9, (8)

Torbay, 4.4, (6), 9.5, (13)

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Hambleton, 4.4, (4), 9.8, (9)

Tewkesbury, 4.2, (4), 2.1, (2)

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East Devon, 4.1, (6), 8.2, (12)

Great Yarmouth, 4.0, (4), 20.1, (20)

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Bromsgrove, 4.0, (4), 7.0, (7)

North Norfolk, 3.8, (4), 5.7, (6)

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Eden, 3.8, (2), 7.5, (4)

Vale of White Horse, 3.7, (5), 11.0, (15)

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East Suffolk, 3.6, (9), 7.2, (18)

South Oxfordshire, 3.5, (5), 8.4, (12)

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Basingstoke and Deane, 3.4, (6), 5.7, (10)

Hastings, 3.2, (3), 4.3, (4)

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South Cambridgeshire, 3.1, (5), 10.7, (17)

Rother, 3.1, (3), 10.4, (10)

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Allerdale, 3.1, (3), 4.1, (4)

South Somerset, 3.0, (5), 4.8, (8)

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Torridge, 2.9, (2), 2.9, (2)

Tendring, 2.7, (4), 12.3, (18)

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Folkestone and Hythe, 2.7, (3), 8.8, (10)

Braintree, 2.6, (4), 11.1, (17)

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Cheltenham, 2.6, (3), 6.9, (8)

Winchester, 2.4, (3), 6.4, (8)

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Runnymede, 2.2, (2), 4.5, (4)

East Cambridgeshire, 2.2, (2), 13.4, (12)

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Mendip, 1.7, (2), 7.8, (9)

Maldon, 1.5, (1), 10.8, (7)

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Isle of Wight, 1.4, (2), 8.5, (12)

Worthing, 0.9, (1), 11.8, (13)

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Mid Sussex, 0.7, (1), 6.0, (9)

Ryedale, 0.0, (0), 1.8, (1)