The ONE South Yorkshire area where infection rates are rising ahead of Tier 3 review date

One local authority area in South Yorkshire has a rising infection rate as the December 16 review date for the Tier 3 restrictions looms.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:04 pm

In Doncaster the latest infection rate is 214.2 per 100,000 people. This is for the seven days up to December 5 and means that there were 668 new cases reported in Doncaster that week.

The week before, in the seven days to November 28, the infection rate in Doncaster was 200.4, meaning there were 625 new cases.

Data for the most recent four days (December 6-9) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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Doncaster town centre is almost devoid of shoppers on the last weekend of lockdown in the UK. South Yorkshire entered the stricter Tier 3 conditions last week

Of the 315 local areas in England, 142 have seen a rise in case rates, 171 have seen a fall, and two are unchanged.

On December 16, the first review into the tiers each area was placed in will take place.

This will determine whether Doncaster and the other area sin South Yorkshire remain in Tier 3 or are moved down into a lower tier.

The tiers are determined by a number of factors. The coronavirus infection rate, the rate among over-60s and the speed at which cases are rising and falling will all be taken into account.

Last week, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, said that the number of coronavirus patients being admitted to hospital in Doncaster was ‘broadly stable.’

Earlier this week, the Trust announced that it was likely that this week would see the admission of its 2,000th coronavirus patient.

In Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley the infection rate has been falling in recent weeks.