Here’s where Covid cases are rising fastest in Lancaster and Morecambe

The Omicron variant continues to cause coronavirus infection rates to hit record levels in the UK.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 4:00 pm

There were 1.07 million positive test results in the week to December 30, up 34 per cent from the week before, official figures show.

At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates published for the week to December 30 show that Morecambe South West had 1850.0 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 143.5 per cent from the week before, which is the biggest increase in the district.

The lowest ranked area of Lancaster was Moorlands & Greaves, which had 1171.4 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week - a drop of 11.3 per cent on the previous week.

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These are the neighbourhoods in the Lancaster district with the highest case rates and the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

Meanwhile, Scale Hall & Torrisholme saw the highest case rate in the district in the week up to December 30 at 2282.8 per 100,000, while Moorland & Greaves was again the lowest.

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Here are all the case rates and rises in case rates for neighbourhoods in the Lancaster district:

Neighbourhood

Rate of cases per 100,000, week to December 23

Rate of cases per 100,000, week to December 30

% change

Local authority rank by change in case rate (1= neighbourhood with fastest rising case rate in local authority)

Rank by highest latest figures (1= highest case rates in local authority)

Morecambe South West - 759.8 - 1850.0 - 143.5% - 1 - 7

Morecambe Town - 775.4 - 1763.4 - 127.4% - 2 - 9

Morecambe West End - 948.8 - 1897.7 - 100.0% - 3 - 5

Heysham & Overton - 1053.1 - 1961.9 - 86.3% - 4 - 3

Carnforth, Silverdale & Warton - 831.2 - 1502.3 - 80.7% - 5 - 13

Kellet & Lune Valley - 825 - 1391.1 - 68.6% - 6 - 15

Skerton & Vale - 1265.1 - 2092.2 - 65.4% - 7 - 2

Marsh, Haverbreaks & Scotforth West - 990.4 - 1632.3 - 64.8% - 8 - 12

Scale Hall & Torrisholme - 1413.2 - 2282.8 - 61.5% - 9 - 1

Hest Bank & Bolton-le-Sands - 1245.6 - 1861.4 - 49.4% - 10 - 6

Halton & Caton - 1396.3 - 1930.7 - 38.3% - 11 - 4

Scotforth East & Bowerham - 1296.1 - 1666.4 - 28.6% - 12 - 11

Morecambe Westgate - 1120.7 - 1438.7 - 28.4% - 13 - 14

Bare - 1383.1 - 1762.0 - 27.4% - 14 - 10

Lancaster East - 1418.7 - 1770.1 - 24.8% - 15 - 8

University, Galgate & Dolphinholme - 1440.9 - 1322.8 - -8.2% - 16 - 16

Lancaster Central - 1311.1 - 1199.3 - -8.5% - 17 - 17

Moorlands & Greaves - 1319.9 - 1171.4 - -11.3% - 18 - 18