Will England reopen on 21 June? Here are the South Ribble areas where Covid infections rose in the last week of May

Lockdown is gradually lifting in South Ribble and across England - but there are some areas where coronavirus cases are rising.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 1:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 2:05 pm
Walton-le-Dale has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 14%, from a rate of 96.7 to 110.5.

And although case rates have predominantly fallen across the country, there are still concerns the roadmap out of lockdown could be threatened by the Delta variant.

The latest figures show 11 out of 17 neighbourhoods saw an increase in infections in the latest seven-day period, the last week of May.

Now as the country prepares to ‘unlock’ on 21 June, we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people between 21 May and 28 May.

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Leyland South East & Buckshaw Village has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 200%, from a rate of 39.9 to 119.8.

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Lostock Hall has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 329%, from a rate of 94.9 to 406.7.
Bamber Bridge West has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 110.
Longton & Walmer Bridge has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 36.
Farington has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 170.
Lower Penwortham North has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 177.3.
New Longton & Hutton has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 100.4.
Lower Penwortham South has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 154.2.
Leyland North has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 117.
Bamber Bridge East has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise, from a rate of 0 to 190.8.