Covid-19 continues to spread across parts of Yorkshire with 140 new cases

There have been a further 149 cases of coronavirus confirmed across Yorkshire.

The highest increases were seen in West Yorkshire, with two of these coming from areas which are currently in a local lockdown.

Bradford confirmed a further 54 positive cases, the city now has the fifth-highest infection rate in the whole of England.

Kirklees confirmed the second highest number of cases, with 27.

But Calderdale, the third area of Yorkshire to be under a local lockdown, confirmed a further 10 cases – not as high an increase as Leeds or Wakefield, which confirmed a further 16 and 17 cases respectively.

This means that 31,912 people have now tested positive for the virus in Yorkshire since the pandemic began.

It comes as health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced today that the restrictions in place which have kept Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale under local lockdown will be in place for another week.

Mr Hancock said that cases in the area had not reduced enough in the last week for the lockdown to be lifted, but his announcement was met with anger from local residents and MPs.

Colne Valley MP, Jason McCartney said that he will continue to press for areas of his constituency with low infection rates to be released from the lockdown.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire

  • Leeds – was 3,925 now 3,941 (+16)
  • Wakefield – was 1,891 now 1,908 (+17)
  • North Yorkshire – was 2,591 now 2,596 (+5)
  • Sheffield – was 4,334 now 4,343 (+9)
  • Barnsley – was 2,009 now 2,013 (+4)
  • Bradford – was 5,268 now 5,322 (+54)
  • Calderdale – was 949 now 959 (+10)
  • Rotherham – was 2,067 now 2,071 (+4)
  • Kirklees – was 2,529 now 2,556 (+27)
  • York – still 928
  • Doncaster – was 2,037 now 2,040 (+3)
  • East Riding of Yorkshire – still 1,658
  • Hull – still 1,577


Yorkshire Live – Health