All legal pandemic restrictions in England may have been lifted, but the number of Brits testing positive for the coronavirus remains high. Data shows cases are on the rise again but is your neighbourhood a hotspot for the virus?
On September 6 the UK recorded a staggering 41,192 new Covid cases.
This is a worrying rise from the 37,011 cases reported on September 5, government statistics show.
But it’s not all bad news; there were 45 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test reported on September 6 – a marked decrease from September 5 where 68 were recorded.
It should be noted figures can fluctuate over the weekend due to hospital reporting patterns over this period.
The UK has reached a grim milestone – there now have been more than seven million cases where Brits have tested positive for Covid since the start of the pandemic.
Which areas are hotspots for the virus?
The areas of most concern where Covid cases are above 800 per 100,000 are in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In the seven days to September 1,974 Covid cases were recorded in Fermanagh and Omagh, while in North Ayrshire this rose to 1,078.
Glasgow City is the area of most concern in the UK.
A worrying 6675 cases have been reported up 42.1 percent from the previous week.
Clackmannanshire is also an area of concern as the case rate per 100,000 remains high at 885.2.
A whopping 91,725,196 Covid jabs have been given in the UK to date.
Of these, 48,270,113 were first jabs and 43,455,083 were second doses.
As winter sets in there have been renewed fears of a winter lockdown.
Downing Street has said they will take “further steps” to stop the spread of the virus.