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It’s important to understand that with low case rates a difference of just one or two cases can easily make authorities move up and down the table on a regular basis.
On 3 May 2021 Cumbria remained the county/unitary authority with the lowest 7-Day Case Rate in England, with a rate of 5.0. Devon had the 24th lowest case rate at 11.0 (down from 13.1).
Allerdale (in Cumbria) remained the local authority with the lowest case rate in the country with a decreased case rate of 1.0 (down from 2.0). North Devon’s case rate declined from 14.4 to 11.3, and that in Torridge decreased to 8.8 from 10.3.
Based on provisional figures North Devon’s case rate will decrease to stay at 11.3 for a further day and then decrease to 7.2, followed by a a slight increase to 8.2.
Hyndburn in Lancashire remained the local authority with the highest case rate in England with a rate of 111.1 (a decrease from the previous rate of 120.9). It remains the only local authority in the country with a case rate above 100. The number of local authorities with a case rate below 50 has decreased slightly from 305 to 304. The number with a 7-day case rate below ten has increased from 54 to 59. Torridge (with a case rate of 8.8) is now the only local local authority in Devon with a case rate below 10. South Hams continues to have the highest rate – 17.2.