UK coronavirus cases: New areas added to watchlist – are cases on the rise in your area? | UK | News (Reports)

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Coronavirus cases in the UK were recorded to hit 6,914 on Thursday, October 1. Stricter measures were imposed across the north of England following a spike in COVID-19 cases meaning it is now illegal to meet different households indoors in some regions. Now new areas have been added to the Public Health England’s latest watchlist, but is your area at risk?

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 61 percent according to the latest Test and Trace data.

More than 31,000 people were found to have coronavirus between September 17 and 23.

This is the highest number since Test and Trace was launched at the end of May.

Test and Trace said: “Positive cases have been rising steeply over the last four weeks with over four times as many positive cases identified in the most recent week compared to the end of August.”

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The Health Secretary said these measures are needed because “in some parts of the country, the virus is spreading fast”.

Cases are rising rapid, hitting 268 cases per 100,000 people in Liverpool.

In a House of Commons statement, Mr Hancock said: “What we’re doing to respond to these awful circumstances is starting to work, so don’t let up.

“Let’s all of us keep doing our bit and one day, over this virus, we will prevail.”

The Health Secretary said these measures are needed because “in some parts of the country, the virus is spreading fast”.

Cases are rising rapid, hitting 268 cases per 100,000 people in Liverpool.

In a House of Commons statement, Mr Hancock said: “What we’re doing to respond to these awful circumstances is starting to work, so don’t let up.

“Let’s all of us keep doing our bit and one day, over this virus, we will prevail.”

In addition, a number of new regions have today been removed from the list of travel corridors for England.

Mandatory 14-day quarantines are compulsory in the following areas: Turkey, Poland, the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

This restriction comes into force from 4am on Saturday.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also revealed penalties for people who breach the rules will increase from Friday, rising to a maximum of £10,000 for repeat offenders.

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