How rife is gonorrhoea in YOUR area? Map reveals where the clap is most ... trends now
England's gonorrhoea hotspots are all in London, MailOnline can reveal today after cases of the STI have rocketed to an all-time high.
Lambeth, a borough in the south of the capital which covers all of Brixton and parts of Clapham, topped the charts.
Around 1.2 per cent of people living there tested positive for 'the clap' in 2022, data suggests.
Both the City of London and Southwark also saw more than 1,000 cases diagnosed for every 100,000 residents — the equivalent of one in 100 people.
Hotspots outside of London included Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.
There were 82,592 positive tests for gonorrhoea nationally, up 50.3 per cent on 2021 and the highest number since records began in 1918.
Labs also detected 8,692 cases of syphilis, the most since 1948.
The UK Health Security Agency said the sharp rise in STIs 'strongly suggests' there is more transmission, although some of the increase is due to more testing.
Pandemic rules banned people from different households from mixing and forced bars and nightclubs to temporarily close. Health officials believe this was followed by a rise in people having condomless sex with new or casual partners.
Lambeth logged the highest gonorrhoea rate in the nation last year, with 1,220 cases per 100,000 people.
It was followed by the City of London (1,148) and Southwark (1,016).
Westminster, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea rounded out the top 10.
Major cities like Liverpool and Manchester had the next highest gonorrhoea rates, recording 312 and 308 cases per 100,000 people, respectively.
At the other end of the scale, North Norfolk in the East of England recorded one of the lowest gonorrhoea rates in the nation.
Only 22 cases per 100,000 people were spotted in the area — a rate 55 times lower than the worst hit parts of London.
New data from The UK Health Security Agency shows gonorrhoea diagnoses reached 82,592 in 2022, the highest number since records began in 1918
Labs also detected 8,692 cases of syphilis, the most since 1948
UKHSA data shows STIs chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis have enjoyed a post Covid boom with diagnoses sharply rising in 2022. Syphilis diagnoses (purple line) have a separate Y-axis on the right compared to other STIs
Data suggests that overall Brits aged between 15 and 24-years-of-age were the most likely to test positive for an STI. Here gonorrhoea diagnoses broken down by age group are shown
Similarly low rates were recorded in the Babergh district in Mid Suffolk and the East Suffolk region, each having only 25 per 100,000 people.
Zero cases were logged in the Isles of Scilly.
Across all 296 local areas in England, 31 were found