Here are the neighbourhoods with the fastest rising Covid case rates in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Fareham. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images.

Covid-19 Omicron variant: Here is where positive cases are rising the fastest in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Fareham

COVID infections are continuing to rise as no new restrictions have been implemented in England.

Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 2:46 pm

The prevalence of the Omicron variant has seen daily positive cases reach record highs.

Today, a record high of 117,093 new infections has been reported in England, breaking the previous record of 113,628 on Christmas Day.

No new restrictions have been implemented as the Government continues to encourage people to have a booster vaccination.

It was reported by The News two days ago that roughly 90 per cent of new cases in England are believed to be the Omicron variant.

Cases are rising at different rates across the country.

Government statistics show the rate of cases rose from 808.7 per 100,000 in the week to 16 December in England, to 1,207.4 in the week to 23 December.

In Portsmouth, Covid-19 cases rates have increased by 39.3 per cent in the same time-frame.

Here are the areas in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Fareham with the largest increase in case rates per 100,000 people.

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