Covid: Sheffield areas with the highest coronavirus infection rates in the past week

Coronavirus infection rates are rising across the UK, including in Sheffield.

Thursday, 17th March 2022, 8:54 am

There were 410,173 positive Covid-19 cases in the UK during the week ending March 10 – a 56 per cent rise from the week before.

In Sheffield, out of the city’s 71 neighbourhoods where data is recorded, all but five have seen a rise in case rates.

Below are the Sheffield neighbourhoods where the rates of cases per 100,000 people are highest, and how much they have gone up by between March 3 and 10.

The increase comes as the latest figures show the number of patients with Covid in Sheffield’s hospitals has risen significantly for the first time since mid-January as the new ‘stealth Omicron’ BA.2 strain spreads.

From March 4 to 8, the number of patients with the disease increased from 72 to 88.

The number of Covid patients being treated by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals remains well below the level recorded earlier this year, when it peaked at 293 on January 17.

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