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Interactive map reveals how many people have tested positive for coronavirus in YOUR area


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.

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An increase in testing across the country means that more cases of the virus may be being detected.

This week it was revealed that a clubber who went to Ibiza and failed to quarantine on return, was the cause of a spike in cases in Bolton.

Layton Migas was fined £1,000 after Gtr Manchester Police learned of the breaches and tracked him down a few days later.

The North West town has been placed on curfew and residents now have to adhere to tighter measures.

Hospitality businesses will only be able to sell takeaways and have to close between 10pm and 5am to stop the spread of the virus even further.

And rules preventing households from meeting in public will also be enshrined in law, meaning people will face £100 fines for breaking rules.

In the last week there have been 14 cases in Central Bolton, with the surrounding areas also being hit.

With Kearsley & Stoneclough clocking up 40 cases.

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The map above shows cases numbers in Bolton and the surrounding areas.

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The map above shows cases numbers in Bolton and the surrounding areas.Credit: PHE

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 figures, for England, will be published weekly at first with the aim of updating them daily.

Other areas in the North West are also facing restrictions after a surge in cases.

Even more Brits face strict local lockdown measures and curfews will be introduced in Lancashire and Merseyside as the number of new coronavirus cases in Liverpool spiralled to 100.6 cases per 100,000.

It comes after huge parts of the North East – including Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland were handed stricter local lockdown measures today.

Pubs, restaurants and other leisure venues – including cinemas – in Lancashire, Warrington, Halton and Merseyside will have to close at 10pm from Tuesday.

People will also not be allowed to meet with anyone who is outside their household or support bubble in those areas as well as Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Oadby and Wigston.

Liverpool is also facing further restrictions due to a surge in cases

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Liverpool is also facing further restrictions due to a surge in cases Credit: PHE

But the new rules do not apply to people in Blackpool and Greater Manchester.

People in Manchester already have a ban on meeting friends outside of their household.

Around 10 million people in the UK have to follow tough restrictions.

The rate of coronavirus infections in Warrington has soared to 111.2 per 100,00.

Other areas of Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Preston had already been placed under local lockdown restrictions.

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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.

Just yesterday data from the NHS Test and Trace App revealed that cases of the virus had rocketed by 167 per cent.

Experts behind the scheme said that positive cases have been rising since the start of July and are now double the number recorded in May.

It comes as people across the country scramble to get tests at various drive through sites.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced earlier this week that tests would be reserved for those most in need.

Experts have also claimed that an increase in cases is down to a more comprehensive testing system.

Data from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that some 73.9 per cent of close contacts of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in England were reached through the Test and Trace system in the week ending September 9.

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This is an increase from the previous week when 69.5 per cent were reached.

 

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