Nottingham has areas with some of the highest weekly increases in Covid-19. Credit: Deborah Brown.

Bassetlaw has recorded the highest infection rate increase in England for the seven days to January.

The figures, for the seven days to January 23, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Nationally, Knowsley in Merseyside continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,241 new cases recorded in the seven days to January 23, the equivalent of 822.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Here are the areas with the largest week-on-week rise rates:

1. Bassetlaw (up from 232.4 to 371.2)

2. Derbyshire Dales (207.4 to 272.4)

3. Boston (165.3 to 218.0)

4. Wakefield (227.1 to 265.9)

5. Fylde (310.7 to 342.9)

6. North Warwickshire (403.0 to 435.2)

7. Bradford (272.1 to 302.0)

8. Barnsley (238.6 to 262.5)

9. Rushcliffe (256.7 to 276.9)

10. Bolsover (482.9 to 502.7)

The list is based on Public Health England data published on January 27 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

By Olimpia Zagnat