The 17 areas where coronavirus cases are falling rather than rising in England

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While some areas in England have seen worrying spikes in the number of positive coronavirus test results, there are 17 areas which have seen no rise at all.

Official statistics released by Public Health England have shown some local authorities report no increased – after 132 of 149 parts of the country did report spikes in Covid-19 virus transmission rates.

With worrying cases at large causing the Government to take action against the spread – including the introduction of the Rule of Six – a handful of authorities have yet to experience the same spike in cases.

Numbers show areas including Bedford, Buckinghamshire and Cambridge have reported no rise in Covid-19 cases – indeed, some cases have even dropped.

Buckinghamshire, for example, saw a 10% drop in infections in the last week – dropping from 12.4 to 11.1 per 100,000 in a week.

While Rutland saw a decrease of 83% when cases fell from 15 per 100,000 to just 2.5.

It is reported experts cannot find a clear trend among the regions where cases are falling.

Areas which have seen cases fall since the start of September are Bedford, Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Camden, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Norfolk, Oldham, Plymouth, Redcar and Cleveland, Rutland, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Swindon, Trafford and Wandsworth.

However, reports of positive coronavirus cases increased in all other areas of England.

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The facts were revealed following the release of data by Public Health England.

Sunderland has recorded the highest rate of increase – with infection rates increasing from 8.3 per 100,000 on September 4 to 59.8 per 100,000 on September 11.

The increase is the equivalent to a 620% increase in the week.

Solihull as an increase of 475%, St Helens saw and increase of 381%, and Herefordshire saw and increase of 371% across the same one week period.

Forest, Wiltshire, Halton, Warrington, Barnsley and Doncaster have all also reported increases in excess of 258%.

There are now 49 areas on Public Health England's watchlist due to the findings by the weekly report.

On Monday, the Government banned social gatherings and meetings in excess of six people in an effort to control the spiralling Covid-19 positive test results.

While experts in European countries including France have warned a second wave is showing signs after hospitalisations caused by the virus increased.

The 10 top areas of England with fastest falling Covid-19 cases:

Infection rates are measured in cases per 100,000.

Different in infections are between Sentiment 3 and September 11.

1. Rutland: Down from 15.1 to 2.5, -83%

2. Norfolk: Down from 13.2 to 7.3, -45%

3. Southampton: Down from 7.9 to 4.4, -44%

4. Swindon: Down from 20.3 to 13.1, -35%

5. Trafford: Down from 36.8 to 27.9, -24%

6. Bexley: Down from 10.5 to 8.5, -19%

7. Plymouth: Down from 11.8 to 9.9, -16%

8. Buckinghamshire: Down from 12.4 to 11.1, -10%

9. Southend: Down from 11.5 to 10.4, -10%

10. Gloucestershire: Down from 6.6 to 6, -9%

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