COVID-19 rates rose in two-thirds of England's small areas in the week to 6th Jan. But some falls in London/SE.

On this map, each arrow is an MSOA with a population of 7-10k. Green shows a fall since last week and purple shows a rise. Larger arrows show bigger rises/falls.

1/ Graphic showing changes in COVID-19 rates for small areas in
And here's the latest cartogram showing which small areas of England and Wales had the highest COVID-19 case rates in the week ending 6th January.

Each hexagon⬢ represents an MSOA with a population of around 7k-10k. Areas are grouped into counties etc.

2/  Cartogram showing weekly COVID-19 cases in England and Wale
3/ You can download high resolution versions of these images, including labels for each local authority area, on google drive at these links:


The size of the "increasing" arrows maxes out at +500 cases per 100k population. The uniformity of the arrows in e.g. Merseyside and IoW shows that almost all MSOAs had weekly increases above +500 ☹️

In hindsight the max arrow length should have been higher than +500 this week.
You can download the geographical templates used in these visualisations from github here:…

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1 Dec 20
Following yesterday's COVID animation for England's small areas, here's a thread focusing on particular regions. These zoomed-in animations let you see local variation that's hard to spot in the full version.

First: Greater Manchester's COVID-19 MSOA rates since the summer

2/ COVID-19 rates in Merseyside's small areas since the summer.

Each hexagon⬢ is an MSOA with a population of around 7,000 to 10,000.
3/ COVID-19 rates in London's small areas since the summer.

Each hexagon⬢ is an MSOA with a population of around 7,000 to 10,000.
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30 Nov 20
New animation showing COVID-19's in England's small areas since the summer.

Each small hexagon⬢ represents an MSOA with a population of around 7k-10k, and hexagons are grouped by counties etc. See the tweet below for more info about the map/cartogram format 👇
This static version from last week on google drive has a little more explanation of the format (but note the difference in data scales).

The basemap/template is on our github project here:……
You can view and download a HQ version of the animation here on google drive, to get around any compression problems on twitter.

Meanwhile you can find the underlying data on the PHE dashboard:……
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4 Sep 20
COVID-19 weekly case rates across the UK to 30th August. Arrows show whether cases have risen or fallen this week.
National average is up ~20% compared with last week.

Several notable rises from a low base, e.g. Great Yarmouth, Tamworth.

More updated maps to come later. Geographic map showing newl...
This version shows only the weekly change on last week (absolute change in new COVID-19 cases per 100k population). The size of the arrow indicates the size of the rise/fall.

Substantial rises in a several disparate parts of the UK this week.

COVID-19 weekly cases to 30/8: not such a good picture in the North this week. Large rises in Bolton (as reported) and Rossendale, whose rates were previously relatively low.

Leeds rates had been lower than neighbouring areas until now. Wirral up too.

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27 Aug 20
Updated COVID-19 weekly cases map for the UK. Little change in the national average, but quite a bit at the local level.

Arrows show whether cases have risen or fallen compared with last week (visible on the full-size version).

Other versions coming later... Image
This version shows only the weekly change in COVID-19 cases, with larger arrows indicating larger changes.

Some decent falls in the North West. Rises cropping up in a few disparate places e.g. Redditch, Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead), Newcastle-under-Lyme... Image
COVID-19 weekly cases: focus on areas around the North West and West Yorkshire.

There's less yellow on the map compared to last week's map (below), and many areas experienced falling rates, with few substantial rises.

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20 Aug 20
New version of the COVID-19 cases map - experimenting with some icons to show which areas have higher rates than the previous week.

Probably need to open the full size version to see them... they have to be small in order to not obscure the data itself.

Wales data is added too Map showing newly confirmed...
COVID-19 weekly cases map: here's an alternative version showing only the change since last week. Larger arrows indicate a larger increase/decrease. Image
COVID-19 weekly cases: a focus on what's happening in the North West and Yorkshire, including areas subject to local lockdowns. Image
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31 Jul 20
Local authority COVID-19 data for July:

Here are the 30 areas with the highest rate of new cases per 100,000 population over the past 4 weeks, with weekly data. Some of these places now have falling rates, while others are still rising (see the colour shading). Image
Here are the equivalent figures for the last fortnight only: highest 30 rates of new cases per 100,000 population.

Areas on this list but not the previous one: Swindon, Hackney, Gravesham, Burnley, Salford, Preston and Oxford. Data table showing weekly d...
I've only used data up to 27th July in these tables because subsequent data will still be incomplete. It's likely that there are still a few cases to report for 27th July in subsequent revisions, which will affect the last two columns of both tables.
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