Latest weekly coronvairus infection rate as Sheffield avoids Tier 4 lockdown
The number of Covid-19 infection rates in Sheffield has dropped, according to latest NHS figures.
Wednesday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England showed that in Sheffield, the current rate is 151.7 cases per 100,000 people.
That’s 887 infections, down from the previous period when the figure was 152.3, a total of 891 cases.
The figures, for the seven days to December 19, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).
Data for the most recent four days (December 20-23) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.
Of the 315 local areas in England, 282 have seen a rise, 30 have seen a fall and three are unchanged.
Thurrock in Essex continues to have the highest rate in England, with 2,253 new cases recorded in the seven days to December 19.