Covid infection rates have soared in some areas since pupils went back to school

Covid in schools: The areas of Wigan that have seen the biggest rise in infection rates since pupils went back to school

Covid infection rates have surged in some ares of Wigan since children returned to the classroom.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 5:10 pm

Official figures from the UK Government show infection rates per 100,000 people in the North West increased from 317.7 to 318.4 between August 31 and September 14.

Meanwhile in Wigan, some neighbourhoods saw cases rise by 100% or more during the same period.

As the UK’s chief medical officers recommend vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, we can reveal where Covid cases have surged most since children returned to school in Wigan.

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