Latest coronavirus rate in Sheffield with NO areas of South Yorkshire in top 50

Sheffield’s rate of infection has dropped according to the latest government coronavirus data, despite the region being plunged into a Tier Three lockdown.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 8:07 am

The rate of new cases and the number of positive tests in Sheffield and across South Yorkshire is continuing to fall, the most recent Public Health England figures for the seven days to November 22 have confirmed.

It comes after yesterday’s announcement that the whole of South Yorkshire will be under the harshest coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends next month.

Sheffield’s rate of coronavirus cases dropped from 285.4 per 100,000 people in week ending November 15 to 223.6 average infections in every 100,000 people in the week ending November 22.

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The Covid-19 rate of infection is down in Sheffield, the most recent Public Health England data has confirmed.

The total number of positive virus tests in the city fell from 1,669 to 1,308 in the same period.

The average rate of new infections reduced again in Doncaster, which is now at 245.3 infections in every 100,000 people, compared to 340.8 in the seven days to November 15.

Coronavirus cases dropped from a total of 1,063 in the week ending November 15 to 765 infections in the most recent seven days.

Barnsley also documented a fall in the rate of virus infection, which went from an average of 382 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 15 to 256.8 infections in every 100,000 in the week ending November 22.

Infections also dropped from 943 cases in the previous week to 634.

The average rate of Covid-19 cases was also down in Rotherham, falling from 362.5 infections in every 100,000 people in the week ending November 15 to 232.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Coronavirus infections in the town reduced from 962 cases to 616.

The fall in both the rate of new cases and the total number of cases in South Yorkshire was seen across the majority of areas in England, with 283 out of 315 areas documenting a reduction in infection rates.

Swale in Kent continues to have the highest rate in England, with 799 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 22 – the equivalent of 532.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 637.7 in the seven days to November 15.

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