The government have today announced which lockdown tier will be assigned to each part of England when the country moves out of national lockdown on December 2. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed his plans to return to a tier system earlier this week with stricter restrictions for tier 2 and tier 3 areas.  

The announcement comes as NHS England confirmed on Tuesday that the number hospital deaths in England rose by 353, bringing the total of confirmed Covid-related deaths to 38,865. 

Positivity rates continue to vary “substantially” between different regions of England, the Office of National Statistics said. 

Rates have increased in the East Midlands but are still falling in north-west England. 

In the West Midlands, eastern England, London, south-east England and south-west England, rates “now also appear to be decreasing”. 

The highest rates continue to be in Yorkshire & the Humber (with an estimated 1.9% of people in private households testing positive for Covid-19), north-west England (1.8%) and north-east England (1.7%). 

The lowest rates are in eastern England (0.6%) and south-west England (0.7%).