Latest Covid-19 infection rates for South Yorkshire, as case numbers in Sheffield fall by almost 500 in a week

The Covid-19 infection rate has fallen in every local authority in South Yorkshire, with almost 500 fewer cases in Sheffield than the week before accoding to latest NHS data.

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 11:53 am

In Sheffield the infection rate now stands at 270 new cases per 100,000 people. This amounts to 1,579 new cases in the week to November 16 – the latest week for which NHS figures are available.

Data for the most recent four days (November 17-20) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

In the week to November 9, the infection rate was 352.4 new cases per 100,000 people, which meant there were 2,064 confirmed new cases in the city.

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The number of cases in Sheffield has been falling in recent weeks.

A majority of areas in England (169 out of 315) have seen a rise in case rates.

However, the infection rate has fallen in every local authority area in South Yorkshire.

In Doncaster the rate fell from 407.8 in the week to November 9 to 315.2 in the week that followed. This reflects a fall in the number of new cases from 1,272 to 983.

During the same period in Barnsley it fell from 443.6 to 356.9. In Rotherham the infection rate fell from 400.5 in the week to November 9 to 335.7 in the week to November 16.

Hull continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,817 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 16 – the equivalent of 699.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 754.5 in the seven days to November 9.