NEW data plotted on a map has revealed the areas with the highest infection rates for coronavirus.

The town of Ulverston has the highest rate of new infections in South Lakeland, while cases are on the rise in some part of Kendal and dropping in others.

The map includes Public Health England data in the seven days to October 15.

Kendal South has the highest rate of new infections at 148.5 per 100,000 people.

That reflects 13 new cases in the week, a drop of 10 from the previous week.

Burton-in-Kendal and Levens has the second highest rolling infection rate at 148.4.

The area had 11 new cases, falling by two from the previous week.

Kendal North and Burneside has an infection rate of 124.7.

There were 11 new cases in the area, up by one from the previous week.

Kendal East and Whinfell had six new cases, an increase of one from the previous week.

The area has an infection rate of 74.9 per 100,000 people.

The overall infection rate for South Lakeland is 113.2

There were 119 new cases, down 46 from the previous seven days.

Ulverston has the highest infection rate at 307.3.

Windermere North, Ambleside and Langdales has an infection rate of 140.3.

In reaction to advancing infection rates in Ulverston, Furness MP Simon Fell said: “We should all be concerned about rising rates of coronavirus in our community whether in Ulverston or elsewhere.

“The virus exploits those who flout the rules and travels with them.

“I’d urge everyone to remember why these restrictions are in place and stick to the simple guidance of hands, face and space to limit its spread.

The overall rate for Cumbria is 133.6.

South Lakeland remains in Tier 1 coronavirus restrictions.

The neighbouring Barrow borough has been placed under Tier 2.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned people in Barrow against travelling to pubs in Ulverston with people from outside their households.

Speaking in the Commons, he said: “If people live in a level 2 area, those rules apply to them even if they travel to a level 1 area. If people live in a level 1 area and travel to a level 2 area, when they are there the level 2 restrictions apply.”