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Map reveals Omicron hotspots as Covid cases surge in 226 areas

THESE maps reveal how prevalent Omicron is where you live, and the 226 areas where Covid case rates are increasing.

The Omicron variant now makes up 34 per cent of cases across England and is driving a tidal wave of infections, with the highest ever Covid cases reported yesterday.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 226 (60 per cent) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates, 149 (40 per cent) have seen a fall and two are unchanged.

South Northamptonshire has the highest rate in the UK, with 917 new cases per 100,000 people per week.

Reigate and Banstead in Surrey is second, with 891 case per 100,000, while Orkney Islands, Scotland, is at the bottom, with 103.

But the five areas with the largest week-on-week rises are all in London, with Southwark top, seeing an increase from 463 to 818 per 100,000.

The other areas are Lambeth, Hackney, Islington and Lewisham.

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