Comparisons 2

Five local authorities in England now have a 7-Day Case Rate below 100:

  • Torridge 48.3
  • North Devon 63.8
  • Exeter 82.9
  • North East Lincolnshire 90.9
  • Ryedale 99.3

However there are ten which have a case rate higher than 500 and a massive 201 with a case rates above 250.

There are 315 local authorities in England  at least for the purposes of this exercise there are! (The Isles of Scilly figures are always included with those of Cornwall, and the City of London is included with Hackney.)

More than 60% of English local authorities have a case rate higher than 250 and more than 98% have a case rate higher than 100. 

Contrast this with Germany where ‘only’ 36% have a case rate higher than 100! Their highest case rate is 340.2, England’s highest is 684.7 (twice as high).

So when people (usually new breed Conservatives) tell you that this government is doing a good job, don’t believe them. To be fair, the vaccination programme is going well. However even there, there are concerns. For example, the exceedingly small number of people who have received a second vaccination.

The government shouldn’t be comparing its performance against countries that are doing badly, but against countries that are doing well.