Sheffield in top 10 for coronavirus infection rate: Worst-hit areas in England revealed

Sheffield’s coronavirus infection rate is one of the highest in the country, Public Health England data shows.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 10:08 am

The Steel City had the ninth highest rate of infection per 100,000 of the population as of 4pm on Sunday – the latest available data.

It was one of three South Yorkshire areas in the top 10 affected places with an infection rate of 678.4 for every 100,000 people tested and 3,952 confirmed cases. Barnsley had the highest infection rate in the county at 768.4 with 1,884 confirmed cases, which is also the fourth highest in England.

Leicester’s infection rate is still the highest at 1,083.8 – 28 per cent higher than the second highest area.

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Leicester has an infection rate of 1,083.8 and 3,850 confirmed cases. The city's infection rate is 28 per cent higher than the next highest infected area per 100,000 of the population (photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images).
Oldham, Greater Manchester has the second highest infection rate in England at 777.9 with 1,833 confirmed cases. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Bradford has the third highest infection rate at 775.9 from 4,168 confirmed cases.
Barnsley has an infection rate of 768.4 with 1,884 confirmed cases.
Blackpool has an infection rate of 729.3 and 1,016 confirmed cases.
Bedford has the sixth highest infection rate per 100,000 of the population with a rate of 721.3 and 1,238 confirmed cases.
Rotherham has the seventh highest coronavirus infection rate in England at 705.8 with 1,868 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, Greater Manchester has an infection rate of 705.0 with 1,551 confirmed cases.
Sheffield's infection rate is 678.4 with 3,952 confirmed cases - the ninth highest in England.
Middlesbrough's infection rate is 675.9 with 950 confirmed cases.