Derry City and Strabane council has the highest rates of Covid in the UK in the week to December 30.

Covid NI: The 20 areas of the UK with the highest Covid case rates in the last week of 2021

Northern Ireland currently has the highest infection rates for Covid in the UK, with 2,252 cases per 100,000 people.

By Sarah McCann, Search and Trends Writer
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 2:02 pm

The Omicron variant continues to cause coronavirus infection rates to hit record levels in the UK.

There were 1.07 million positive test results in the week to December 30, up 34% from the week before, official figures show.

Northern Ireland has the highest infection rates in the UK, with 2,252 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Wales, with 2198 cases per 100,000.

Latest figures show that Derry City and Strabane council had the highest Covid case rates in any council area in the UK in the week to December 30.

Fermanagh and Omagh followed suit ranking second, with Newry Mourne and Down coming in at 10th place.

Here are the 20 council areas in the UK with the highest case rates in the last week of 2021.

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