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Improvements were seen in case rates in nearly every authority in England, Wales and Scotland in the days January 19 to January 26.
Of 369 places, 361 saw cases decline. Only eight recorded a jump in cases.
It comes as:
- Sir Captain Tom Moore battles Covid and pneumonia in hospital, leading to well wishes from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and millions more.
- The Isle of Man lifted all lockdown restrictions – including social distancing and face mask-wearing – due to having so few Covid cases.
- Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, will give a briefing this afternoon at 5pm, after leaked documents show the pandemic is “stabilising”.
The largest jump in infections was in Angus, Scotland, by 21 per cent from 139 cases per 100,000 to 168.
Second was Derbyshire Dales, East Midlands, where the infection rate went up by 20 per cent from 202 to 243 cases per 100,000.
Third was Fylde, in Lancashire, with a case rate of 328 per 100,000 – up nine per cent on the 300 per 100,000 the week prior.
Argyll and Bute and East Renfrewshire, both in Scotland, were fourth and fifth place.
They were followed by Barnsley, Bassetlaw and Calderdale, all in Yorkshire.
Meanwhile, some of the largest drops in cases were recorded in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (down 90 per cent) and the Shetland Islands (down 70 per cent) – both in Scotland.
It’s a huge turnaround for both scarcely populated islands.
Ceredigion, in Wales, had the second largest decrease in the seven days between January 19 and 26, of 75 per cent from 155 to 39 cases per 100,000.
Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Gwynedd also saw drops of more than 50 per cent, suggesting Wales is starting to recover from its Covid crisis.
In England, large drops of more than 55 per cent were seen in Ryedale (from 254 to 99), Exeter (208 to 83) and Hart (370 to 164).
Looking at where cases are highest, Knowsley, in Merseyside, England, remains top.
It has 685 cases per 100,000, but it’s a drop of 29 per cent on the week prior (961).
Second is Slough (639), third is Sandwell (616) and fourth is St Helens (568).
Brent, in London, has the fifth highest infection rate of 545, with five other boroughs in the top 20 hotspots.
But no place in the UK has an infection rate higher than 1,000 per 100,000, as was the case for several weeks over December and January.
Where are Covid cases highest?
The top 20 Covid hotspots in the UK, excluding Northern Ireland. Data shows cases per 100,000 in the week to January 26, compared to the week to January 19.
- Knowsley: 684.7, -28.76% down from 961.1
- Sandwell: 615.9, -31.22% down from 895.4
- Slough: 638.6, -27.38% down from 879.4
- Wolverhampton: 520.2, -37.87% down from 837.3
- Hounslow: 517.1, -37.82% down from 831.6
- Ealing: 529.5, -34.04% down from 802.8
- Brent: 545.2, -31.82% down from 799.6
- Eastbourne: 439.5, -44.80% down from 796.2
- Newham: 467.5, -39.82% down from 776.8
- Rushmoor: 460.9, -40.60% down from 775.9
- Barking and Dagenham: 489.4, -36.66% down from 772.6
- Walsall: 515.3, -30.93% down from 746.1
- Halton: 489.9, -34.30% down from 745.7
- Tendring: 451.7, -39.16% down from 742.4
- St. Helens: 567.6, -22.75% down from 734.8
- Harlow: 423.8, -41.52% down from 724.7
- Redditch: 453.9, -35.93% down from 708.4
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 475, -31.79% down from 696.4
- Liverpool: 439.3, -35.58% down from 681.9
- Luton: 537.9, -21.07% down from 681.5
It comes after the Government announced a further 21,088 cases of Covid cases across the UK on Sunday.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,817,176 – but these are only diagnosed cases, and the figure does not include those who could not get a test or showed no symptoms.
Another 587 deaths were reported yesterday, taking the total to 106,158.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies say there have been 123,000 deaths involving Covid in the UK, based on a different method of data collection.
Although record high numbers of people are testing positive or dying from Covid each day, data suggests the outbreak is shrinking.
A leaked Cabinet Office dossier showed the number of infections across the country is now "stabilising".
Ministers have been briefed that hospital admissions are going down but deaths will remain high for several more weeks, according to Politico.
Meanwhile, the UK dolled out a record number of Covid vaccines on Saturday.
A high of 598,389 people received their first dose of a jab, taking the total to 8.97 million.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed that four fifths of those aged over 80 had now received their first dose of the vaccine, alongside three quarters of those aged between 75 and 79.
And all care home residents have now been offered a vaccine.
Mr Hancock is expected to announce the Government has hit its end of January target of making a jab available to all patients and staff in the country's 10,000 care homes at a 5pm Downing Street briefing.
The Government has set a target of getting the first dose to 15 million people in the top priority groups, including all over-70s, by February 15.
At this point, the Prime Minister has said he and ministers can look at creating a roadmap out of lockdown.
But this will only go ahead if the vaccine roll-out continues to be a success, infection rates, hospitalisations and deaths come down.
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