UK news Peterborough put on coronavirus watchlist as new hotspots emerge last minute news
MetiNews.Com - A report by PHE now lists 26 areas which are currently its watchlist, including this Cambridgeshire city
Breaking News ! Peterborough has been listed as one of the cities in England which could face a coronavirus spike. The announcement comes as Boris postponed the planned easing of England's lockdown rules. Measures due to be lifted on today, including allowing small wedding receptions, reopening bowling alleys and casinos and pilots of larger gatherings in sports venues, have been delayed for at least two weeks. Yesterday in his daily briefing the Prime Minister warned the country "cannot be complacent" amid a rise in the prevalence of coronavirus in the community. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a face mask at a shop in Uxbridge (Image: Daily Record) Locations like Swindon, Wiltshire, have experienced dramatic rises in Covid-19 infection rates as they have trebled in seven days, Public Health England reveals. A report by PHE now lists 26 areas which are currently its watchlist, including Peterborough. The Mirror reports, data released yesterday shows places with the steepest increase of cases, per 100,000 of the population: Swindon (up from 9.9 to 31.5 with 70 new cases) Melton (up from 11.7 to 31.3 with 16 new cases) Trafford (up from 20.3 to 39.8 with 94 new cases) Calderdale (up from 22.4 to 40 with 84 new cases) Bassetlaw (up from 0.9 to 17.1 with 20 new cases) Manchester (up from 15.3 to 29.2 with 160 new cases) Stockport (up from 7.5 to 19.9 with 58 new cases) Read More Related Articles Fulbourn crash: Driver dies and two rushed to hospital after serious crash in Fulbourn Read More Related Articles 'Tied up in Thetford Forest' - Listen to Cambs woman's chilling secret phone call about ways to have ex killed Public Health England said the number of cases detected across the country has increased week-on-week. A report highlighting hotspots said: "Case detections in England increased from 4,062 in week 29 to 4,130 in week 30. "At a local authority level, activity was highest in Blackburn and Darwen where incidence has continued to increase. Activity in Leicester continued to decrease. "Case detections were highest in adults aged 85 and over." Currently, the body's watchlist comprises of 26 towns and cities, many of which were affected by yesterday's unexpected lockdown announcement. The watchlist includes Blackburn with Darwen, Leicester, Oldham, Bradford, Hyndburn (Lancashire), Rochdale, Pendle (Lancashire), Trafford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Manchester and Bolton. It also includes Salford, Burnley (Lancashire), Tameside, Stockport, Bury, Wigan, Rossendale, Oadby and Wigston (Leicestershire), Luton, Eden (Cumbria), Sandwell, Northampton (Northamptonshire), Peterborough, Rotherham, Wakefield. Data for the seven days up to Tuesday, the latest available, show that the rate in Blackburn with Darwen remains high, but has fallen, while there has been an increase in cases in Oldham. Places with more than 20 cases per 100,000 in the week to Tuesday - and the Covid-19 rate for the previous week - are: Blackburn with Darwen: 83.9 - down from 92.7 Oldham: 58.1 - up from 30.6 Leicester: 57.
.6 Bradford: 46.4 - up from 45.4 Calderdale: 40.0 - up from 22.4 Trafford: 39.8 - up from 20.3 Pendle: 33.9 - down from 35.0 Swindon: 31.5 - up from 9.9 Melton: 31.3 - up from 11.7 Manchester: 29.2 - up from 15.3 Rochdale: 28.2 - down from 48.6 Eden: 26.5 - down from 37.8 Sandwell: 26.0 - down from 27.2 Northampton: 24.0 - down from 27.1 Salford: 23.2 - up from 13.8 Peterborough: 22.9 - up from 21.4 Hyndburn: 22.3 - down from 48.3 Kirklees: 21.7 - down from 26.7 Burnley: 20.3 - up from 15.8