Sheffield's Covid rate in top 10 nationally

The Covid case rate in Sheffield is now among the 10 highest in England, following another rise.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 7:50 pm

The latest figures show there were 760 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the city during the seven days to March 25 – the latest date for which reliable data is available.

That gives a weekly rate of 129.9 new cases per 100,000 people – up from 113.7 the previous week.

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Sheffield now has the 10th highest Covid-19 case rate out of 315 local authorities across England

Sheffield’s weekly case rate is now the 10th highest out of 315 local authorities across England, but it remains the lowest in South Yorkshire.

Rotherham has the nation’s second highest case rate, of 169.2; Barnsley is third, with 157.2; and Doncaster is in ninth place, on 133.4.

The highest weekly case rate is 235.4 in Corby, Northamptonshire, while the England average is 56.

The number of Covid patients in Sheffield’s hospitals is continuing to fall and now stands at 100 – down from 417 on January 22 this year – according to the latest official statistics.