There were 260,691 positive Covid-19 cases in the UK in the week ending March 3, a 2 per cent increase on the week before.

Mansfield and Ashfield areas with highest Covid infections in the past week

Coronavirus cases are now rising in half of the UK’s council areas, official figures show.

By Jon Ball
Thursday, 10th March 2022, 1:39 pm

They are also on the up in some neighbourhoods in and around Mansfield and Ashfield.

There were 260,691 positive cases in the UK in the week ending March 3, a 2 per cent increase on the week before.

Some 186 of the UK’s local authority areas, 49 per cent, saw cases rise in the past week, with East Ayrshire in Scotland seeing a surge of 83.4 per cent.

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

At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week to March 3.

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