Latest coronavirus rates in every area of South Yorkshire as cases fall in Sheffield

The coronavirus infection rate is continuing to rise in parts of South Yorkshire as the whole of England prepares to enter a second national lockdown.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:54 am

The weekly number of Covid-19 cases has gone up in Doncaster and Rotherham but fallen in Sheffield and Barnsley, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

In Sheffield, 2,365 people tested positive during the seven days to October 28 – the latest date for which reliable data is available – giving a weekly infection rate of 404.4 new cases per 100,000 people.

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The coronavirus infection rate has risen in parts of South Yorkshire but fallen in others

That is significantly down on the weekly infection rate of 459.3 for the previous seven days to October 21.

In Doncaster, there were 1,705 confirmed coronavirus cases during the latest week, giving a rate of 546.7 – up from 477.8 for the previous seven days.

Another 1,364 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rotherham – a weekly rate of 513.9, compared with 462.3 for the previous seven days.

And in Barnsley, there were 1,223 new cases and a rate of 495.4, which is slightly down on the rate of 537.1 recorded the previous week.

The infection rates were calculated using the latest data available this morning, Monday, November 2, excluding figures for the latest four days, which is incomplete and likely to be revised up or down.

Tier 3 restrictions continue to apply across South Yorkshire until the whole of England begins a second national lockdown, set to last for at least four weeks, from this Thursday, November 5.

Across England, 128,388 people tested positive during the latest seven days, giving a weekly infection rate of 228.1 new cases per 100,000 population.