These are England's 36 other coronavirus hotspots at risk of local lockdown

1 July 2020, 13:42 | Updated: 1 July 2020, 15:38

36 more areas of England are at risk of local lockdowns
36 more areas of England are at risk of local lockdowns. Picture: Getty

As the government announces Leicester is to go into local lockdown, who could be next?

Leicester and Leicestershire have been told to close non-essential shops and school as cases of COVID-19 in the area soared.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the decision in the House of Commons of Monday (June 29) in a bid to stop local outbreaks of the disease.

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Since then it's been revealed that 36 other areas in England have cases of coronavirus on the rise and therefore could be at risk of being locked down like Leicester.

36 other areas of the UK could be at risk of going into local lockdown
36 other areas of the UK could be at risk of going into local lockdown. Picture: Getty

As only time will tell how England's handling of local outbreaks will pan out, according to the Metro here are the 36 areas at risk of lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19.

1. Barking and Dagenham

2. Brent

3. Derbyshire

4. Doncaster

5. Ealing

6. Enfield

7. Gateshead

8. Gloucestershire

9. Hammersmith & Fulham

10. Haringey

11. Harrow

12. Havering

13. Hounslow

14. Isle of Wight

15. Kensington & Chelsea

16. Leicester

17. Medway

18. Milton Keynes

19. Plymouth

20. Portsmouth

21. Redbridge

22. Redcar & Cleveland

23. Richmond upon Thames

24. Sandwell

25. Slough

26. Suffolk

27. Sunderland

28. Tower Hamlets

29. Wakefield

30. Walsall

31. Wandsworth

32. Westminster

33. Wigan

34. Wiltshire

35. Windsor & Maidenhead

36. York