COVID latest: More than 23,000 new confirmed UK Omicron cases – as Christmas Eve shoppers avoid city centres | UK News

There are 377 local areas in the UK and 98% have seen a week-on-week rise in cases. 

The top 17 areas are all in the capital, led by Lambeth, Wandsworth, and Hackney and City of London.

The figures are for the seven days to Monday.

In Lambeth, 10,220 new cases were recorded – the equivalent of 3,175.8 per 100,000 people, up from 1,264.4 in the previous seven days.

Areas close to the capital are also showing high infection levels. 

They include Elmbridge, Thurrock, St Albans, Reigate and Banstead, Guildford and Watford.

Carlisle, Scarborough, Bradford and Sunderland are among those at the bottom.

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