Some areas of Chorley have seen a real rise in Covid rates since schools returned

Covid in schools: Two Chorley areas saw 200% rise in infection rates as pupils returned

Covid infection rates have surged in some areas of Chorley since children returned to the classroom.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 2:21 pm

According to official figures from the UK Government, two neighbourhoods saw positive infection rates per 100,000 people rise by 200% between August 31 and September 14, with three others increasing by 100% or more. Five areas saw a decline.

As the UK’s chief medical officers recommend vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, we can reveal where Covid cases have surged most since children returned to school in Chorley.

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