Covid Update: Where Infection Rates Are Still Increasing in the UK?

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covid Positive cases have increased in recent days in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The government continues to persuade the people. booster vaccines and announced its release. second vaccine doses 16 and 17 year olds

despite concerns about putting The NHS is under pressure this winter, Prime minister Boris Johnson insisted on Downing Street Won’t implement plan B and bringing back stricter social distancing measures – or mandatory face masks – anytime soon.

Yet Covid cases continue to climb.

A total of 244,134 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the UK between 3 November and 10 November – data from 11 November to 14 November is incomplete and therefore not included.

This equates to 363.9 cases per 100,000 overall; this is higher than the last few days, but slightly below the previous week’s 392.2 cases.

Covid-19 case rates in UK countries

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Covid-19 case rates in UK countries

With one-third of UK local authorities reporting an increase in rates, here’s a breakdown of which areas have seen the biggest jumps in Covid infection.


The current rate in the UK is 351.9 infections per 100,000 people.

Of the 312 local governments in England, 85 experienced increases each week. The data show that most of these infections are among schoolchildren aged five to nine and between the ages of 10 and 14. they were most likely asked to return to the classroom after the October semester.

Three local authorities that have seen the biggest jump in new Covid cases in the UK:

  • Torridge in Devon, the case rate rose from 376.9 to 638.8.

  • Chanwood ratio in Leicestershire increased from 350.8 to 530.7.

  • North Devon has the highest rate in the UK as their rates have increased from 495.1 to 645.8.


Scotland has seen case numbers rise to 375.7 per 100,000 – a week-on-week increase from 334.7.

This means the country has had the highest number of Covid cases it has experienced since September 26.

Of the 32 districts in Scotland, only six experienced a drop in their number of cases.

Regions with the worst Covid rates:

  • Moray is where cases rose from 318.7 to 501.5.

  • Perth & Kinross – cases increased from 306-8 to 479.2.

  • Dumfries & Galloway is where the ratio increased from 394.5 to 529.4.

  • Scotland has the highest local rate in the whole of the UK in the Orkney Islands – the current infection rate is 696.4 per 100,000.

North Ireland

The current rate of new cases in Northern Ireland is 482.7 per 100,000 – an increase from 421.2 in the previous week.

This is also the highest rate the country has experienced since September 14, as Covid cases have risen in nine of the 11 local government districts.

The incidence rate increased most in the following areas:

  • Causeway Coast & Glens saw a massive increase to 628.5 from 442.9, the highest rate in Northern Ireland.

  • Mid-Ulster saw an increase from 394.1 to 515.6.

  • Fermanagh & Omagh’s ratio increased from 484.9 to 591.5.


Wales has the highest case rate per 100,000 population of the four countries, with 486.5 cases. Most of these cases are among only five out of 22 districts in the country.

The rate has risen to 551.1 recently, which is why Wales has seen a drop in its overall weekly data.

The biggest increases between November 3 and November 10 were seen in:

  • Gwynedd went from 475.3 to 551.2 here.

  • Carmarthenshire, 480.3 to 529.3.

  • The Vale of Glamorgan has the highest ratio in Wales at 626.0, out of 759.8.

Second wave from 1 September 2020, third wave from 23 May 2021
Second wave from 1 September 2020, third wave from 23 May 2021

How does the UK compare to the rest of Western Europe?

Concerns over the winter wave saw the Netherlands impose a partial quarantine for at least three weeks and Austria impose a full quarantine for 10 days for people who were not initially vaccinated.

Both countries have seen a rapid increase in Covid cases recently, with Austria’s cases rising to more than 800 per 100,000 people.

The UK has a higher case rate than both France and Germany, but is still a long way off from Austria’s infections, with just under 400 cases per 100,000 people.

Covid-19 case rates in Western Europe

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Covid-19 case rates in Western Europe