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.
5. Brindle and Withnell
The case rate in Brindle and Withnell has risen by 100%, from 165.3 to 330.5 between 31 August and 14 September.
6. Chorley East
The case rate in Chorley East has risen by 90%, from 259.1 to 491 between 31 August and 14 September.
7. Adlington and Rivington
The case rate in Adlington and Rivington has risen by 63%, from 183.1 to 298.7 between 31 August and 14 September.
8. Chorley West
The case rate in Chorley West has risen by 52%, from 187.6 to 285.9 between 31 August and 14 September.