Sheffield remains a coronavirus 'area of concern' despite infection rate fall

Sheffield has remained an ‘area of concern' on the Government's latest coronavirus watchlist – but its Covid-19 infection rate has actually fallen slightly over the last seven days.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 7:40 pm
Updated Friday, 25th September 2020, 7:40 pm

The current number of coronavirus infections in the city per 100,000 inhabitants currently stands at 47.6, compared with a rate of 53.7 the week before.

The rate means the city remains an area of concern for the Government, but that it does not require enhanced support or intervention.

Other areas subject to heightened restrictions include Leeds (88.3), where cases have quadrupled in just three weeks, and Liverpool (146.3) which has seen an even steeper rise in coronavirus cases.

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A local lockdown on Leicester was imposed when the city reached a level of around 140 infections per 100,000 people and the worst affected area in the whole of the UK is currently Bolton with a rate per 100,000 people of just under 200.

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