Interactive map reveals how many coronavirus cases in YOUR local areaAugust 20, 2020
THIS interactive map reveals how many people have tested positive for coronavirus in your postcode area.
People in England can use the Government tool to look up Covid-19 data for their local area.
To visit the map website, click here.
On mobile, enter your postcode, zoom in and click on the dot to reveal your local area. Then click on the arrow to reveal Covid infections. If blank, there are no cases. Click 'X' to perform another search.
An increase in testing across the country means that more cases of the virus may be being detected.
This week residents in Oldham were warned that they could face a Leicester-style lockdown, and ministers are set to hold a meeting today to decide on whether or not further restrictions will be imposed.
While many neighbouring areas have seen coronavirus cases fall in recent weeks, Oldham's have increased and the town now has the highest infection rate in England.
The postcode tool from Public Health England allows you to see how many cases are in your area as well as the surrounding areas.
The interactive tool shows that areas in Oldham such as Werneth and Alexandra Park have some of the highest case numbers in the area.
Werneth has 33 and Alexandra Park has 35.
The figures, for England, will be published weekly at first with the aim of updating them daily.
Officials say the homes of individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus will not be identifiable from the data.
Public health professionals across each region will also be given positive test data and contact tracing figures every day.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says the ban on mixing with other households could be relaxed this week – in everywhere except Oldham.
Tougher lockdown rules were reintroduced in parts of northern England on July 31 following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.
Around 4.5 million people in East Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester were told not to socialise with others in pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops or places of worship to curb the spread of the virus.
On a national level cases of the virus rose by 812 yesterday as the rolling seven day average for cases fell for the fourth day in a row.
Department of Health figures show an average of 1,043 Brits have tested positive for Covid-19 each day in the last seven days — down from a six-week high of 1,097 on August 15.
The latest tally refers to all fatalities in patients who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 – after a government shake up changed the way data is recorded.
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