Latest COVID infection rates in Yorkshire as 7 areas see declines

All three areas of West Yorkshire currently under local lockdown have seen drops in the rates of infection for coronavirus.

In reassuring news for Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale who have been subjected to tighter measures in a bid to curb the spread of the virus, all three recorded decreasing infection rates in the latest data which compares rates of COVID-19 infections for every local authority in England.

Bradford is still the county’s coronavirus hotspot but the rate of infection in the city is dropping. With regards to the rest of England, Bradford’s rate is slightly worse than Manchester’s but slightly better than that of Leicester which is also under a local lockdown.

Across Yorkshire, eight areas saw their rates increase with the data comparing the rate of new cases in the seven days to August 17 against the rate of new cases in the seven days to August 10.

Seven places saw a drop in the rate of infection with Rotherham’s figure remaining static.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two) with the rate expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days – August 18 to August 20 – has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Oldham remains the country’s coronavirus hotspot but could soon be overtaken by Northampton which has seen a spike in cases after a COVID-19 outbreak at the Greencore sandwich factory.

Here are the latest coronavirus infection rates for every place in Yorkshire

  1. Bradford 50.4 (272), 58.5 (316) ↓
  2. Calderdale 35.5 (75), 38.3 (81) ↓
  3. Kirklees 32.7 (144), 34.6 (152) ↓
  4. Wakefield 20.1 (70), 18.7 (65)
  5. Barnsley 17.8 (44), 17.4 (43)
  6. Leeds 17.3 (137), 14.5 (115)
  7. Sheffield 15.4 (90), 20.3 (119) ↓
  8. Rotherham 14.7 (39), 14.7 (39)
  9. Harrogate 7.5 (12), 5.0 (8)
  10. Hull 7.3 (19), 1.5 (4)
  11. Selby 6.6 (6), 3.3 (3)

  12. Richmondshire 5.6 (3), 11.2 (6) ↓

  13. York 3.8 (8), 5.2 (11) ↓

  14. East Riding of Yorkshire 2.9 (10), 2.3 (8)
  15. Scarborough 2.8 (3), 1.8 (2)
  16. Doncaster 2.6 (8), 5.8 (18) ↓

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 15; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 8.


Yorkshire Live – Health