The new single worst postcode in Yorkshire for coronavirus

A district in Bradford has been the worst-hit by coronavirus in the past week, according to data collected by Public Health England (PHE).

Barkerend East recorded more than 20 positive cases of coronavirus in the seven days up to August 23, making it Yorkshire’s new Covid hotspot.

PHE have mapped the UK’s postcodes and recorded the number of coronavirus cases for each, on a week-by-week basis.

The data has been compiled in a map and only shows the figures for areas that have three or more positive cases.

Barkerend East recorded 24 positive cases from August 17 to August 23, making it the worst-hit area in Yorkshire for that week.

This was followed closely by Heaton Highgate, which recorded 15 cases in that time – down five from the seven days before.

Data from the week August 16 to August 22 showed that Heaton Highgate had recorded 20 cases, with Barkerend East recording 19.

Bradford has remained Yorkshire’s worst-hit city for weeks, though its infection rate has begun to gradually decline.

In the seven days up to August 23, Bradford’s infection rate went from 57.2 to 42.1.

However, the area – along with Calderdale and Kirklees – remains in a local lockdown.

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This means that people may not meet up with others in private homes or gardens, unless they are a part of the same household or support bubble.

And certain businesses in the areas, including casinos, some indoor sports areas, soft play areas and exhibition centres, may not open.

Health secretary Matt Hancock is expected to update locals on the lockdown restrictions tomorrow (August 28).


Yorkshire Live – Health