Bradford sees highest rise as 114 Covid cases recorded in Yorkshire

A further 114 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Yorkshire in the past day.

Bradford once again recorded the most cases with 36, followed by Leeds and Kirklees which both recorded 20 new cases.

The news comes as parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, which recorded only 11 new cases, are preparing to have local lockdown restrictions eased on September 2.

However, the extra restrictions, which stopped more than one household mixing in private homes or gardens, will not be lifted in Bradford city areas, Keighley town, Halifax, Dewsbury or Batley.

A top civil servant from Leeds City Council has warned that due to the rise of cases in the city, Leeds is “bubbling under” the national coronavirus watch list.

But the council’s chief executive Tom Riordan claimed he did not believe the city was yet at a stage where it would have to consider introducing local lockdown measures, such as those seen in Kirklees, Bradford and Calderdale in recent weeks.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire:

  • Leeds – was 4,545 now 4,565 (+20)

  • Wakefield – was 2,118 now 2,122 (+4)

  • North Yorkshire – was 2,738 now 2,741 (+3)

  • Sheffield – was 4,674 now 4,683 (+9)

  • Barnsley – remains at 2,134

  • Bradford – was 6,266 now 6,302(+36)

  • Calderdale – was 1,184 now 1,195 (+11)

  • Rotherham – was 2,179 now 2,183 (+4)

  • Kirklees – was 3,026 now 3,046 (+20)

  • York – was 967 now 970 (+3)

  • Doncaster – remains at 2,078

  • East Yorkshire – was 1,709 now 1,712 (+3)

  • Hull – was 1,616 now 1,617 (+1)


Yorkshire Live – Health