Glimmer of hope as infections in Covid hotpots fall despite

Glimmer of hope as infections in Covid hotpots fall despite one in every 100 Britons now becoming infected each day More than 50,000 people are now becoming infected with coronavirus each day But cases are levelling off in North East and Liverpool in a 'glimmer of optimism' Public health bosses said coronavirus infection rates were falling in Liverpool

By Eleanor Hayward Health Reporter For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:02 GMT, 30 October 2020 | Updated: 23:14 GMT, 30 October 2020

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More than 50,000 people are now becoming infected with coronavirus each day – but cases are levelling off in the North East and Liverpool in a 'glimmer of optimism'.

The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that one in every 100 was infected with the virus in the week up until October 23.

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It estimated there are now 51,900 new cases a day, a 47 per cent rise from the previous week, when there were 35,200 a day, with infection rates highest in the North West and Yorkshire.

However, it suggested cases were now levelling off in the North East.

Meanwhile, public health bosses yesterday said coronavirus infection rates were also falling in Liverpool which has been subject to Tier Three restrictions.

Percentage change in coronavirus cases across London in the week to October 25: The five local authorities where the infection rate grew the most are: Kingston upon Hull City, 92.81 per cent; Derby, 91.84 per cent; North Somerset, 82.99 per cent; Medway, 77.17 per cent; and Bath and North East Somerset 69.72 per cent

Percentage change in coronavirus cases across London in the week to October 25: The five local authorities where the infection rate grew the most are: Kingston upon Hull City, 92.81 per cent; Derby, 91.84 per cent; North Somerset, 82.99 per cent; Medway, 77.17 per cent; and Bath and North East Somerset 69.72 per cent

In the seven days up to October 25, Liverpool had an infection rate of 475.5 cases per 100,000 residents, down from 585.1 for the previous week.

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