Last week the figure stood at 155 consultations per 100,000 population but another, larger, database which is more up to date has recorded 221.4 consultations per 100,000 population
Tower Hamlets in east London remains the area with the highest number of GP consultations for people with flu-like illness.
It is seeing 792 consultations per 100,000 people, followed by Islington in north London with 488 consultations per 100,000.
Other badly affected parts of England include Greenwich, south east London, Leicester, and Telford and Wrekin.
The number of new cases of swine flu has doubled in a week but the number of patients admitted to hospital has only increased by around 28 per cent.
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Bloomberg: England and Wales are suffering the worst rates of flu in a decade, even though the typical flu season in that region doesn’t start for several months.