Latest health data reveals 5 Sheffield neighbourhoods which are almost Covid-19 free

As Boris Johnson prepares to lay out his lockdown exit plan next week, most recent health figures have revealed the five areas of Sheffield which are nearly free of coronavirus.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 3:13 pm

In the week to February 12, the latest data from Public Health England based on positive virus tests in hospitals and the community has highlighted the Sheffield areas which have less than three positive Covid-19 infections.

Dore and Whirlow, Totley and Bradway, Norfolk Park, Springvale and Steel Bank and Sandygate and Crosspool are almost free of coronavirus as all five neighbourhoods had fewer than three residents test positive for the virus.

Covid-19 cases continue to fall across Sheffield, as the city had a total of 746 new infections in the most recent period – a fall of 285 from the previous week.

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There are five areas of Sheffield which are almost free of Covid-19.

Overall, infections dropped by 27.6% as the city recorded a rolling rate of 127.6 cases per 100,000, which is below the country’s average.

It comes as Boris Johnson is to set out his road map out of lockdown next week, by easing current restrictions over the coming months.

The Prime Minister is set to address the nation on February 22 but has stressed he will follow “data not dates” when reviewing measures, as he pledges that he will relax lockdown rules “cautiously” for the final time, to prevent infections rising again and forcing another national shutdown.

While Mr Johnson has confirmed he will set out “what we can” in the exit plan on Monday, schools are expected to be the first to reopen.

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