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How many people in YOUR area have Covid? Interactive map reveals UK’s Omicron hotspots during week in which a record 4.3MILLION Brits had virus

  • Areas in North West, North East and Yorkshire hit hardest by new variant as it began to burn itself out in south
  • Meer as 10 per cent of people tested positive in Wirral, West Lancashire, Burnley, Rochdale and Solihull
  • The map was published as part of the Office for National Statisticsweekly surveillance report released today
  • A new interactive map has revealed the UK’s Omicron hotspots last week when a record 4.3million Britons were thought to have been carrying Covid.

    It shows that areas in the North West, North East and Yorkshire were hit hardest by the new variant as it began to burn itself out in Londen and the south.

    Meer as 10 per cent of people tested positive in the seven days to January 6 in worst-affected places, including Bury, the Wirral, West Lancashire, Burnley, Rochdale and Solihull.

    The map was published as part of the Office for National Statisticsweekly surveillance report, which found infections hit new highs in all four home nations.

    Een in 15 people were estimated to have been infectious on any given day last week in England, while the rate was one in 20 in Skotland, Wallis en Noord-Ierland.

    Even though infections continued to grow in the most recent week, die 14 per cent rise is the smallest increase since Omicron became dominant at the start of December.

    The slowing down in infections is in line with a growing body of evidence showing that the Omicron wave is subsiding.

    More up-to-date Government dashboard data shows that cases are now falling in every country in the UK and every region of England. Daily admissions also appear to have plateaued across Britain.

    Type the name of your area into the search bar below to see how many mense tested positive last week

    A record 3.7million people were infected with Covid on any day last week in England — but cases were slowing nationally, the country's gold-standard Office for National Statistics' surveillance study has found

    A record 3.7million people were infected with Covid on any day last week in England — but cases were slowing nationally, the country’s gold-standard Office for National Statisticssurveillance study has found

    Areas in the North West, North East and Yorkshire were hit hardest by the new variant last week as it began to burn itself out in London and the south

    Areas in the North West, North East and Yorkshire were hit hardest by the new variant last week as it began to burn itself out in London and the south

    The percentage of people who were carrying Covid in the UK home nations in the week to January 6

    The percentage of people who were carrying Covid in the UK home nations in the week to January 6

    The ONS report, used by ministers to guide Covid policy, is regarded as the most reliable indicator of the outbreak because it uses random sampling of 100,000 mense, rather than relying on people coming forward for tests.

    It estimated there were 3.7million people infected on any given day last week in England, up from 3.3million during the previous spell.

    England ‘WILL scrap Covid passes and WFH at the end of the month’

    Controversial Covid passes will be scrapped in England this month as the country’s Omicron wave continues to collapse, dit is vandag beweer.

    Health Secretary Sajid Javid is said to have told MPs that he shared their ‘instinctive discomfortat the certificates, watter 100 Tories voted against.

    Ministers are also keen to ditch widespread working from home guidance when the current Plan B measures are reviewed on January 26. It could mean that compulsory masks on public transport and in shops will be the only remaining curb.

    Britain’s Covid cases have fallen week-on-week for the past eight days in a row, met 109,000 new positive tests on Thursday. Hospital admissions have also flatlined.

    At a meeting with Tory MPs yesterday, Mr Javid hailed the ‘encouraging signs– but warned that hospitals remained under ‘significant pressure’, Die tye berigte.

    Tans, people in England need to show proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow to enter large events and nightclubs.

    A Whitehall source told the newspaper: ‘There was always a very high threshold for the policy and it looks increasingly likely in a couple of weeks that threshold won’t be met. The way cases are going it will be hard to justify renewing.

    Boris Johnson faced his biggest Tory revolt since the start of the pandemic over the introduction of Plan B measures last month, met byna 100 Conservatives defying the party whip to vote against them.

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    Before the emergence of Omicron, that figure rarely rose above 1million, but the ultra-transmissible variant has pushed the country’s infection rate to astronomical levels.

    Afgebreek, the ONS said infections definitely increased across all regions of England in the most recent week except in London, but the trend was uncertain in eastern England.

    In the capital, een in 15 people were estimated to have had Covid in the week to January 6, down from one in 10 die vorige week. In the East, the figure was about one in 20.

    The highest regional rates are now estimated to be in the North West and Yorkshire/Humber, met een in 10 people testing positive. South West England has the lowest rate, at around one in 25.

    Elsewhere in the UK, amper 170,000 people were thought to be carrying Covid in Wales last week, amper 300,000 in Skotland, en 100,000 in Northern Ireland. All three figures were the equivalent of one in 20.

    Intussen, new official data shows Covid cases have now peaked in every region of England, in more proof that the worst of the Omicron outbreak is over.

    Daily infections have dropped nationwide week-on-week for the last seven days, and yesterday dipped below six figures – to slightly less than 98,000 – for the first time in more than a fortnight.

    The North East was the only region where infections were still rising, but latest Government figures show they are now mirroring the rest of the country.

    The region had become a hotspot for Omicron in recent weeks after the outbreak moved north, and it is home to seven of the 10 local authorities with the highest infection rates. Een in 40 mense (2.6 persent) of people in the North East tested positive in the most recent week, the highest of any point in the pandemic.

    Hospitalisations – which are a lagging indicator – have continued to rise with almost 400 daily Covid admissions in the region last week, similar to levels seen during the devastating second wave.

    But admissions to critical care beds have barely risen since England’s Covid outbreak began to spiral, which gave No10 the confidence it could ‘ride outthe current wave. And a host of experts believe Omicron infections are now peaking in the country.

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    UK Health Security Agency figures showed Covid cases were falling in 87 per cent of England’s areas last week, of 129 uit 149 plaaslike owerhede. Ter vergelyking, in the previous seven-day spell (links) cases were only falling in 15 council areas

    NHS England STILL doesn’t automatically recognise Covid vaccines dished out in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

    England still doesn’t automatically recognise Covid vaccines dished out in Scotland, Wales and Noord-Ierland, MailOnline kan onthul.

    Complaints were first raised about the issue last summer, when it emerged that jabs administered in other UK nations were not showing on England’s Covid pass.

    Op daardie stadium, health chiefs insisted they would work to ‘aligndata sharing across nations to stop the chaos that resulted in some some people not being recognised as fully vaccinated.

    But people who have moved between the countries say their records are still wrong and they are caught in a bureaucratic deadlock trying to fix it.

    Experts today called for the problem to be sorted as soon as possible, warning that it could cause chaos for people trying to travel in the future.

    Boris Johnson has already hinted that a full three Covid jabs will eventually become the definition of fully vaccinated.

    While most countries with vaccine entry requirements currently only require Britons to have had two doses of Covid vaccines, this could change in the future. Returning Brits need to prove they are fully vaccinated to avoid having to quarantine for 10 full days.

    Although vaccine passports are currently in force for some events and venues in England, there are plans to lift the requirements over the coming weeks.

    But it is unclear if they could make a return if the country was to face another surge in Covid cases.

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    A raft of promising statistics yesterday showed the Omicron wave is subsiding, with one showing infections are pointing downwards across all regions and in almost every age group.

    With the worst of the outbreak seemingly, England is now preparing to ease restrictions that were brought in to fight Omicron.

    The Health Secretary told MPs yesterday that vaccine passports could be scrapped before the end of this month, and ministers are also considering ditching work from home guidance. Both are set to be reviewed on January 26.

    Self-isolation will be cut to five days on Monday for vaccinated people who test positive for the virus, with Sajid Javid saying the move will make the UK the ‘freest in Europe’.

    The North East (2,572.4) is still the country’s Covid hotspot, recording the most cases per 100,000 mense, but they are now starting to point downwards.

    The second-highest infection rate was in the North West (2,132.6), followed by Yorkshire and the Humber (1,977.5) and the West Midlands (1,785.6).

    At the other end of the scale was the South West (1,270.2), die Suidooste (1,374.1) en die Ooste van Engeland (1,460.7). London had the sixth highest infection rate (1,526.5).

    In a sign the North East’s drop is genuine and not down to a change in testing its PCR positivity rate — the proportion of swabs that detect the virus — has also started to fall.

    Infection statistics relate to the period before testing rules were changed so that Britons who test positive using a lateral flow no longer need to get a confirmatory PCR. But the figures were already dropping before then.

    Hospitalisations across the region are yet to drop having reached 390 opnames per dag, nearing last winter’s peak of 430.

    But the number of Covid patients in hospital has flattened out in recent days at 3,000 which is around four-fifths of the previous peak, while the numbers on mechanical ventilator beds have barely risen.

    At a meeting with Tory MPs yesterday, Mr Javid hailed the ‘encouraging signsbut warned that hospitals remained under ‘significant pressure’, The Times reports.

    Tans, people in England need to show proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow to enter large events and nightclubs.

    A Whitehall source told the paper: ‘There was always a very high threshold for the policy and it looks increasingly likely in a couple of weeks that threshold won’t be met. The way cases are going it will be hard to justify renewing.

    The UK Government faced its biggest Tory revolt since the start of the pandemic over the introduction of Plan B measures last month, met meer as 100 Conservatives voting against them.

    The PM’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost dramatically resigned in protest over the rollout of the curbs. Yesterday he slammed the ‘Covid theatreof masks and passes, and called lockdown a ‘serious mistake’.

    The Times reports that it is unlikely that Covid passes will be renewed if the Department of Health argues that it is no longer needed.

    Alicia Kearns, the MP for Rutland and Melton, yesterday pressed the Health Secretary to commit ‘to dropping domestic certification at the earliest possible opportunity’.

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