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Local authorities with highest and lowest coronavirus rates revealed

Numbers for the seven days up to August 23 have been found by local authorities in England with the highest and lowest coronavirus rates.

The numbers are based on the number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in either a lab report or a rapid lateral flow test, by sample date, and the list was compiled by the PA News Agency based on data published on Public Health England calculated Aug. 27 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 population.

The information from left to right is: name of the municipality; Rate of new cases in the seven days through August 23; Number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days up to 23 August; Rate of new cases in the seven days through August 16; Number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days ending August 16.

The three areas with the greatest increases from week to week are:

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, 817.5, (4705), 433.5, (2495)

West Devon, 696.5, (391), 358.0, (201)

Sedgemoor, 688.6, (850), 652.1, (805)

The three areas with the lowest increases from week to week are

Westminster, 194.9, (526), ​​218.3, (589)

Rochford, 191.7, (168), 189.4, (166)

North Norfolk, 165.5, (174), 134.1, (14)