Halton and Caton had 568.9 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 94.1% from the week before.

Covid cases on rise again: Here's where they rose the fastest in Lancaster & Morecambe in the past week

Coronavirus cases are now rising in half of the UK’s council areas, official figures show – with many neighbourhoods in the Lancaster district seeing an increase.

The lifting of many restrictions, waning effectiveness of boosters and the spread of the highly contagious BA.2 ‘stealth Omicron’ variant have all been touted as potential reasons for rising infection rates.

The figures include both positive PCR and lateral flow tests

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