Latest Public Health England data from the seven days to January 15, has revealed more than a dozen neighbourhoods in Sheffield where virus cases are still on the rise – while overall, infection rates are decreasing in both the city and across the whole of South Yorkshire.
It comes after the UK recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Wednesday, January 20) when an additional 1,820 people were confirmed to have lost their lives within 28 days of a positive virus test.
This brings the UK’s total number of deaths from coronavirus up to 93,290 since the pandemic first hit last year.
Find out where the 14 areas of Sheffield where virus infections are still on the rise below.
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1. Norton and Norton Lees
Covid-19 cases increased by 116.7% in the Norton and Norton Lees neighbourhood in the week to January 15. The area had 26 new infections in this period, up by 14 cases from the previous week.
2. Deepcar and Bolsterstone
Deepcar and Bolsterstone had a total of nine new virus infections in the seven days to January 15 - a rise of three cases from the last week. Infections increased by a total of 50% in the most recent period.
3. Oughtibridge and Bradfield
In the week to January 15, infections rose by 50% in the Oughtibridge and Bradfield neighbourhood. A total of 15 more people contracted Covid-19 in the area - up by five cases from the previous seven day period.
There were 11 new cases in the Beauchief area in the seven days to January 15 - up by three cases from the week before. Coronavirus infections spiked by 37.5% in this period.