Covid Pendle: Here are the areas with the highest Covid rates as ‘Freedom Day' arrives

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ has finally arrived but Covid cases are on the rise across East Lancashire and the country.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 12:34 pm
The latest government figures show 7 out of 13 neighbourhoods in Pendle still saw a rise in infections in the latest seven-day period

The latest government figures show 7 out of 13 neighbourhoods in Pendle still saw a rise in infections in the latest seven-day period, the second week in July.

Pendle recorded 371 cases in the seven days to 13 July, a rate of 402.8 per 100,000 people.

As restrictions on social distancing and mask wearing are now lifted in England, we reveal which Pendle neighbourhoods which saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people, and which saw cases fall.

East Colne, Foulridge & Trawden has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 146%, from 189.7 to 466.9.

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Marsden has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 89%, from 249.58 to 471.9.
Barrowford, Higham & Pendleside has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 71%, from 248.2 to 423.9.
Colne Horsfield has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 61%, from 364.9 to 587.9.
Nelson Bradley has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 50%, from 202.1 to 303.2.
Earby & Salterforth has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 16%, from 502.6 to 583.7.
Brierfield & Reedley has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 4%, from 264.3 to 274.9.
Colne Waterside has seen no change in the rate of positive Covid cases.
Colne Vivary Bridge has seen rates of positive Covid cases drop by 3%, from 535.9 to 519.2.
Nelson East has seen rates of positive Covid cases drop by 16%, from 368.5 to 310.3.
Barnoldswick South has seen rates of positive Covid cases drop by 23%, from 470.2 to 361.7.
Nelson West has seen rates of positive Covid cases drop by 26%, from 399.4 to 293.7.
Barnoldswick North has seen rates of positive Covid cases drop by 38%, from 783 to 484.7.