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Covid infections rose 533% in one area of Luton in the third week of May - here are the full statistics

12 out of 21 neighbourhoods saw an increase in their infection rate

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 1:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 1:24 pm

Lockdown is gradually lifting in Luton and across England - but there are some areas where coronavirus cases are rising. And although case rates have predominantly fallen across the country, the so-called Indian variant is fast becoming a cause of concern for the Government with infections identified across the UK. There are fears the roadmap out of lockdown could be threatened by the new variant. The latest figures for Luton show 12 out of 21 neighbourhoods saw an increase in infections in the latest seven-day period, the third week of May. Meanwhile 7 neighbourhoods had fewer than three cases, and there were four where cases had fallen. Now with gyms, bars and restaurants opening to customers again, we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people between May 13 and May 20, which stayed the same, and which saw a decrease. Note: Where cases rates are between 0 and 2 the Government will not give out exact numbers to avoid identifying individual people.

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