NEWS
06/01/2021 09:00 GMT

Here's How Many People Had Covid In Your Area Last Week

One in 50 people had Covid-19 in England last week. Here’s what that looks like where you are.

As many as one in 30 people in London were currently infected with Covid-19 as of January 2, new modelling reveals.

Data collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) break down the Covid-19 infection levels regionally across England, with the latest available figures showing the situation as of Saturday. 

The south-west has the lowest levels of infection in the country, with one in 125 people – 0.79% of the population – thought to be infected with Covid. 

But amid the rapid spread of the new strain in London and the south-east, levels of infection are more than quadruple this figure there. In the capital, an estimated 3.33% had Covid-19 on January 2, around one in 30 people. 

ONS figures also show that 2.72% of people in London are thought to be infected with the new mutated variant. This figure, as of January 2, stands at 1.28% for the whole of England. 

It was revealed on Tuesday evening, during a press briefing held by Boris Johnson, that more than a million people across England – about one in 50 – had Covid-19 last week.

There are five regions where more than 2% of people are thought to have had Covid-19 as of January 2 – the north-west, East Midlands, east of England, London and the south-east. 

Here’s the full list of modelled Covid infection levels in every region of England as of January 2, the most recent available date: 

  • North-east 
    • 1.83% of the population (47,200 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 55 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 0.62% of the population are likely to be infected with the new variant. 
  • North-west 
    • 2.59% of the population (183,200 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 40 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 1.09% are likely to be infected with the new variant. 
  • Yorkshire and the Humber 
    • 1.8% of the population (95,900 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 55 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 0.54% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • East Midlands
    • 2.47% of the population (115,800 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 40 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 1.22% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • West Midlands
    • 1.53% of the population (88,000 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 65 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 0.75% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • East of England 
    • 2.11% of the population (127,800 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 45 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 1.7% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • London
    • 3.33% of the population (290,300 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 30 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 2.72% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • South-east
    • 2.11% of the population (186,700 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 45 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 1.35% are likely to be infected with the new variant.
  • South-west 
    • 0.79% of the population (43,300 people) infected with Covid-19.
    • This equals one in 125 of the total population infected.
    • Modelling shows that 0.35% are likely to be infected with the new variant.