The latest Covid infection rates for every part of Yorkshire

The latest coronavirus infection rates for every place in Yorkshire have been released – and it suggests many areas of the county are seeing worrying increases.

Regular data accumulated by Public Health England compares the rates of COVID-19 infections for every local authority in England.

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

Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale have in recent weeks been recognised as Yorkshire’s coronavirus hotspots and that still remains the case with that cluster remaining under a local lockdown with tighter measures in place.

Bradford has the fifth highest infection rate in England behind Oldham, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Leicester, with Calderdale ninth on that dreaded list.

And worryingly, the rates in many other place across Yorkshire have gone up over a seven-day period.

The new list, which is based on the latest Public Health England figures issued on August 12, shows the rate of new cases in the seven days to August 9 followed by the equivalent figure for the previous seven days to August 2.

The numbers in brackets show the amount of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 9 and August 2.

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

  1. Bradford – 54.7 (295), 52.6 (284)  
  2. Calderdale – 44.5 (94), 39.7 (84)   ↑
  3. Kirklees – 30.2 (133), 26.1 (115)   ↑
  4. Wakefield – 17.8 (62), 14.6 (51)   ↑
  5. Sheffield – 15.4 (90), 14.0 (82)   ↑
  6. Rotherham – 15.1 (40), 12.1 (32)   ↑
  7. Leeds – 14.0 (111), 16.3 (129)   ↓
  8. Barnsley – 13.0 (32), 13.0 (32)   ↔
  9. Richmondshire – 9.3 (5), 3.7 (2)   ↑
  10. Doncaster – 4.8 (15), 1.9 (6)   ↑
  11. York – 4.3 (9), 0.9 (2)   ↑
  12. Harrogate – 3.7 (6), 5.6 (9)   ↓
  13. Selby – 2.2 (2), 1.1 (1)   ↑
  14. East Riding of Yorkshire – 1.2 (4), 1.5 (5)  ↓
  15. Hull – 1.2 (3), 2.7 (7)   ↓
  16. Scarborough – 0.9 (1), 0.9 (1)   ↔

According to the latest figures, 10 places in Yorkshire have seen their rates of infection shoot up.

Others have remained static and areas like Leeds, East Yorkshire, Hull and Harrogate have seen their rates drop.


Yorkshire Live – Health