The Covid case rate has risen by more than 100 per cent in 14 Sheffield neighbourhoods during the latest week

Covid Sheffield: The areas with the fastest rising Covid rates, including one where cases are up 350 per cent

Covid infection rates have started to creep up across the UK, as the latest Omicron variants, BA.4 and BA.5, spread – and Sheffield is no exception.

By Robert Cumber
Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 8:08 am

The latest Government figures show there were 770 new cases of coronavirus recorded across the city during the week ending June 15 – a rate of 130.7 per 100,000 people.

That’s significantly higher than the UK-wide rate of 85.9, and also above the rates in Rotherham (95.1), Doncaster (86), Barnsley (91.9) and Chesterfield (128.7).

The Covid-19 case rate is rising much faster in some parts of Sheffield than others, with 14 neighbourhoods recording a weekly increase of more than 100 per cent and another 18 seeing a rise of at least 50 per cent, while the rate fell in just 16 out of 69 so-called ‘middle super output areas’ across the city.

These are the areas of Sheffield where the Covid case rate rose fastest during the week ending June 15, according the the Government’s UK Coronavirus Dashboard.

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