New coronavirus cases in Yorkshire with infection spike fears

A further 20 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Yorkshire, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed infections to 14,676.

Only three areas have not recorded any new cases in the last 24 hours, including Bradford and York.

York is on the list of 36 places, alongside Doncaster and Wakefield, where coronavirus cases are currently rising in the UK and a local lockdown could be imposed.

Imperial College London’s Professor Neil Ferguson has also warned that Bradford and Doncaster are “clearly of concern”, with high rates of coronavirus.

Asked about Bradford and Doncaster, he said: “Those are areas, where not as high as Leicester, but they have some of the highest numbers of cases per 100,000 of the population, which is the relevant measure, so they’re clearly of concern.”

Public Health England only publishes test results from swab tests in labs, tests in NHS hospitals and health and care worker test results – known as Pillar 1 data.

But tests performed at drive-thru testing centres and other swab tests on the general population – also known as Pillar 2 test results, are not included in the published data.

This means that York has had almost double the number of cases reported.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire in the last 24 hours:

  • Barnsley – was 1,091 now 1,093
  • Bradford – still 1,459
  • Calderdale – was 305 now 306
  • Doncaster – was 950 now 953
  • East Riding of Yorkshire – still 966
  • Hull – was 802 now 804
  • Kirklees – was 801 now 803
  • Leeds – was 1,906 now 1,908
  • North Yorkshire – was 1,354 now 1,356
  • Rotherham – was 1,080 now 1,083
  • Sheffield – was 2,688 now 2,690
  • Wakefield – was 791 now 792
  • York – still 463

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