Latest coronavirus infection rate in Sheffield and how it compares with other big cities

Sheffield’s Covid-19 infection rate is beginning to fall, latest figures show, though it remains worryingly high.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 1:37 pm

There were 279 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded across the city during the week ending Sunday, September 13, a rate of 47.7 new cases per 100,000 population.

The rolling seven-day infection rate is higher than for the previous week, ending on September 6, when it stood at 38.1, but down slightly from the 54.9 it reached on September 10.

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Sheffield's coronavirus infection rate has fallen slightly (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheffield’s latest weekly infection rate is well below that of 204.1 in what is reportedly Britain’s worst affected local authority of Bolton.

Here’s how it compares with some other cities in England, based on government figures for the week ending September 13, excluding data from the three most recent days (September 14-16) which is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Birmingham: 83.4 new cases per 100,000 people

Bradford: 93.6

Bristol: 13.2

Leeds: 72.9

Leicester: 89.8

Liverpool: 106.4

Manchester: 79.9

Newcastle: 64.1

Sunderland: 82.1