The South Yorkshire area with one of the lowest rates of Covid in the whole country

Barnsley has one of the lowest rates of Covid infections in the country, new figures have revealed.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 10:30 am

According to the figures, Barnsley has an infection rate of 229.7 per 100,000, well below the national average for England.

Just 13 other areas boast an infection rate lower than Barnsley, with Sheffield’s rate currently 263.1.

The figures, for the seven days to January 13, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

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The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (January 14-17) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Of the 315 local areas in England, 36 (11%) have seen a rise in case rates while 279 (89%) have seen a fall.

Knowsley in Merseyside has the highest rate in England, with 1,853 new cases recorded in the seven days to January 13 – the equivalent of 1,228.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down slightly from 1,266.1 in the seven days to January 6.

Barking and Dagenham in London has the second highest rate, down from 1,578.2 to 1,096.3, with 2,334 new cases.

Newham in London is in third place, down from 1,416.7 to 1,043.2, with 3,684 new cases.

– The 10 areas with the largest week-on-week drop in rates

1. Epping Forest (down from 1,227.9 to 662.9)

2. Brentwood (1,029.6 to 498.6)

3. Basildon (1,154,4 to 635.2)

4. Redbridge (1,392.8 to 879.0)

5. Barking and Dagenham (1,578.2 to 1,096.3)

6. Havering (1,214.8 to 741.7)

7. Broxbourne (1,227.4 to 771.0)

8. Harlow (1,384.0 to 928.0)

9. Bexley (1,192.6 to 748.3)

10. Thurrock (1,356.5 to 924.1)

– The 10 areas with the biggest week-on-week rise in rates

1. Norwich (up from 520.0 to 658.0)

2. Preston (383.6 to 497.4)

3. Mansfield (498.6 to 606.5)

4. South Ribble (436.0 to 522.6)

5. Plymouth (251.0 to 317.4)

6. Torbay (204.0 to 265.7)

7. Redditch (593.5 to 649.8)

8. Malvern Hills (291.0 to 346.9)

9. Chesterfield (354.6 to 409.9)

10. Chorley (345.1 to 395.0)

– Here is the list in full

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 13; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 13; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 6; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 6.

Knowsley, 1,228.3, (1,853), 1,266.1, (1,910)

Barking and Dagenham, 1,096.3, (2,334), 1,578.2, (3,360)

Newham, 1,043.2, (3,684), 1,416.7, (5,003)

Slough, 1,014.5, (1,517), 1,068.6, (1,598)

Halton, 985.2, (1,275), 1,224.0, (1,584)

Brent, 968.9, (3,195), 1,081.1, (3,565)

Ealing, 949.7, (3,246), 1,066.1, (3,644)

Rushmoor, 942.9, (892), 1,299.2, (1,229)

Hounslow, 928.8, (2,522), 1,146.9, (3,114)

Harlow, 928.0, (808), 1,384.0, (1,205)

Sefton, 928.0, (2,565), 990.6, (2,738)

Thurrock, 924.1, (1,611), 1,356.5, (2,365)

Tendring, 919.8, (1,348), 1,176.3, (1,724)

Liverpool, 911.0, (4,537), 963.0, (4,796)

Sandwell, 898.8, (2,952), 963.3, (3,164)

Eastbourne, 888.7, (922), 989.9, (1,027)

Carlisle, 887.9, (965), 1,128.1, (1,226)

Castle Point, 886.3, (801), 1,268.0, (1,146)

Wolverhampton, 885.5, (2,332), 1,046.5, (2,756)

Croydon, 879.7, (3,402), 1,082.5, (4,186)

Redbridge, 879.0, (2,683), 1,392.8, (4,251)

Burnley, 848.0, (754), 982.9, (874)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 838.3, (3,314), 814.3, (3,219)

Isle of Wight, 835.9, (1,185), 1,138.5, (1,614)

Waltham Forest, 832.9, (2,307), 1,140.9, (3,160)

Wirral, 829.6, (2,688), 920.0, (2,981)

Tower Hamlets, 826.8, (2,685), 1,174.2, (3,813)

St. Helens, 815.7, (1,473), 765.8, (1,383)

Greenwich, 812.0, (2,338), 1,080.8, (3,112)

Gravesham, 807.0, (863), 1,147.4, (1,227)

Enfield, 804.1, (2,684), 1,232.8, (4,115)

Crawley, 793.5, (892), 1,154.7, (1,298)

Hillingdon, 792.8, (2,433), 993.6, (3,049)

Lambeth, 789.5, (2,574), 926.9, (3,022)

Lewisham, 776.2, (2,374), 1,030.6, (3,152)

Haringey, 774.3, (2,080), 1,039.3, (2,792)

Broxbourne, 771.0, (750), 1,227.4, (1,194)

Dartford, 762.8, (859), 1,113.6, (1,254)

Harrow, 758.5, (1,905), 926.5, (2,327)

Welwyn Hatfield, 755.0, (929), 872.1, (1,073)

Southwark, 749.3, (2,389), 1,009.9, (3,220)

Luton, 749.1, (1,596), 920.0, (1,960)

Bexley, 748.3, (1,858), 1,192.6, (2,961)

Barnet, 744.9, (2,949), 953.6, (3,775)

Havering, 741.7, (1,925), 1,214.8, (3,153)

Pendle, 740.4, (682), 878.3, (809)

Merton, 738.8, (1,526), 897.1, (1,853)

Reading, 734.3, (1,188), 713.3, (1,154)

Bedford, 726.5, (1,259), 927.9, (1,608)

Hackney and City of London, 724.8, (2,108), 903.2, (2,627)

Birmingham, 723.1, (8,256), 752.5, (8,592)

Watford, 720.7, (696), 895.7, (865)

Sutton, 720.6, (1487), 973.1, (2,008)

Corby, 713.1, (515), 955.4, (690)

Northampton, 703.4, (1,580), 872.2, (1,959)

Spelthorne, 703.1, (702), 917.4, (916)

Hyndburn, 695.9, (564), 682.4, (553)

Southend-on-Sea, 694.6, (1,272), 1004.8, (1,840)

Walsall, 690.8, (1,972), 821.8, (2,346)

Worcester, 690.6, (699), 710.3, (719)

Chelmsford, 682.2, (1,217), 951.3, (1,697)

Stevenage, 681.9, (599), 815.1, (716)

Hertsmere, 679.6, (713), 951.2, (998)

Blackburn with Darwen, 676.7, (1,013), 733.5, (1,098)

Epping Forest, 662.9, (873), 1,227.9, (1,617)

Braintree, 662.5, (1,011), 1007.2, (1,537)

Derby, 658.4, (1,694), 631.9, (1,626)

Norwich, 658.0, (925), 520.0, (731)

Woking, 653.8, (659), 728.2, (734)

Redditch, 649.8, (554), 593.5, (506)

Dudley, 645.5, (2,076), 701.5, (2,256)

Portsmouth, 645.4, (1,387), 608.6, (1,308)

Warrington, 640.0, (1,344), 767.6, (1,612)

Basildon, 635.2, (1,189), 1,154.4, (2,161)

Colchester, 631.7, (1,230), 883.4, (1,720)

Milton Keynes, 631.6, (1,702), 858.8, (2,314)

Surrey Heath, 629.3, (562), 836.5, (747)

Medway, 626.8, (1,746), 973.6, (2,712)

Worthing, 624.0, (690), 719.9, (796)

Hammersmith and Fulham, 609.8, (1,129), 725.9, (1,344)

Mansfield, 606.5, (663), 498.6, (545)

South Staffordshire, 603.9, (679), 619.0, (696)

Bromley, 599.7, (1,993), 956.9, (3,180)

Reigate and Banstead, 599.7, (892), 760.3, (1,131)

Ipswich, 598.9, (820), 681.5, (933)

Wandsworth, 594.5, (1,960), 759.5, (2,504)

South Bucks, 588.2, (412), 808.1, (566)

Thanet, 586.2, (832), 678.5, (963)

Allerdale, 586.1, (573), 628.1, (614)

Arun, 584.1, (939), 650.7, (1,046)

Epsom and Ewell, 582.9, (470), 775.2, (625)

Hastings, 578.5, (536), 835.3, (774)

Folkestone and Hythe, 572.6, (647), 773.5, (874)

Tandridge, 571.9, (504), 872.6, (769)

Islington, 568.3, (1,378), 810.0, (1,964)

Three Rivers, 565.8, (528), 779.0, (727)

Havant, 564.9, (713), 682.1, (861)

Wealden, 561.1, (906), 673.2, (1,087)

Maidstone, 561.0, (964), 798.5, (1,372)

Bromsgrove, 559.7, (559), 664.8, (664)

Maldon, 559.1, (363), 888.7, (577)

Hartlepool, 558.4, (523), 780.5, (731)

Ashford, 558.3, (726), 762.9, (992)

Cherwell, 557.5, (839), 954.1, (1,436)

Kensington and Chelsea, 551.5, (861), 644.3, (1,006)

Ashfield, 551.1, (705), 584.0, (747)

Rochford, 549.4, (480), 879.0, (768)

Eden, 546.4, (291), 736.1, (392)

Southampton, 544.9, (1,376), 650.2, (1,642)

Brighton and Hove, 542.5, (1,578), 762.8, (2,219)

Rossendale, 538.6, (385), 519.0, (371)

Wychavon, 533.1, (690), 487.5, (631)

Ribble Valley, 532.1, (324), 630.7, (384)

Oxford, 531.3, (810), 564.1, (860)

Leicester, 527.1, (1,867), 565.2, (2,002)

South Ribble, 522.6, (579), 436.0, (483)

Great Yarmouth, 521.5, (518), 597.0, (593)

Cannock Chase, 521.0, (525), 605.4, (610)

Peterborough, 520.1, (1,052), 507.8, (1,027)

Adur, 516.3, (332), 671.8, (432)

York, 513.7, (1,082), 627.7, (1,322)

Telford and Wrekin, 513.2, (923), 522.6, (940)

Broadland, 513.1, (671), 565.1, (739)

Solihull, 509.8, (1,103), 531.5, (1,150)

Breckland, 507.3, (710), 512.3, (717)

Barrow-in-Furness, 507.1, (340), 575.7, (386)

Aylesbury Vale, 503.4, (1,004), 602.7, (1,202)

East Staffordshire, 501.9, (601), 642.1, (769)

Brentwood, 498.6, (384), 1,029.6, (793)

Wycombe, 497.6, (869), 699.1, (1,221)

Preston, 497.4, (712), 383.6, (549)

Lancaster, 493.7, (721), 454.7, (664)

Lewes, 491.9, (508), 722.4, (746)

Westminster, 489.8, (1,280), 573.3, (1,498)

Kingston upon Thames, 486.7, (864), 730.1, (1,296)

Tamworth, 485.0, (372), 455.0, (349)

Coventry, 484.8, (1,801), 566.1, (2,103)

Wellingborough, 483.0, (385), 578.4, (461)

Hart, 482.1, (468), 653.1, (634)

Camden, 479.6, (1,295), 662.5, (1,789)

Bracknell Forest, 476.5, (584), 700.9, (859)

Basingstoke and Deane, 474.6, (838), 504.0, (890)

Windsor and Maidenhead, 471.5, (714), 626.7, (949)

East Hertfordshire, 470.1, (704), 683.8, (1,024)

Mole Valley, 469.9, (410), 646.5, (564)

Rugby, 467.3, (509), 489.3, (533)

North Hertfordshire, 467.2, (624), 572.7, (765)

Chichester, 466.4, (565), 472.2, (572)

Dacorum, 464.6, (719), 646.8, (1,001)

Swale, 464.4, (697), 756.3, (1,135)

West Lancashire, 461.0, (527), 519.7, (594)

Cheshire West and Chester, 460.5, (1,580), 567.2, (1,946)

Sevenoaks, 458.0, (553), 691.5, (835)

Copeland, 457.6, (312), 542.7, (370)

Runnymede, 456.3, (408), 671.0, (600)

Elmbridge, 454.7, (622), 662.3, (906)

Tonbridge and Malling, 450.2, (595), 650.8, (860)

Bristol, City of, 447.2, (2,072), 479.5, (2,222)

Manchester, 446.8, (2,470), 454.0, (2,510)

Canterbury, 445.0, (736), 584.1, (966)

Oadby and Wigston, 443.7, (253), 534.9, (305)

Middlesbrough, 442.6, (624), 613.6, (865)

Nuneaton and Bedworth, 440.4, (572), 455.8, (592)

Central Bedfordshire, 440.0, (1270), 577.9, (1,668)

Nottingham, 438.3, (1,459), 479.7, (1,597)

Uttlesford, 438.2, (400), 775.6, (708)

Wyre, 437.1, (490), 402.4, (451)

Amber Valley, 437.0, (560), 524.4, (672)

Dover, 436.8, (516), 617.1, (729)

Fareham, 434.5, (505), 519.6, (604)

Guildford, 432.9, (645), 538.9, (803)

Rother, 431.9, (415), 615.1, (591)

Gosport, 430.2, (365), 442.0, (375)

Erewash, 429.9, (496), 398.7, (460)

Stockton-on-Tees, 429.7, (848), 454.5, (897)

Bolsover, 428.2, (345), 482.9, (389)

Trafford, 428.1, (1,016), 441.1, (1,047)

Bury, 422.0, (806), 437.2, (835)

East Suffolk, 421.7, (1,052), 457.4, (1,141)

Wyre Forest, 421.6, (427), 488.7, (495)

South Northamptonshire, 421.2, (398), 562.0, (531)

Wigan, 418.4, (1,375), 461.0, (1,515)

Eastleigh, 417.7, (558), 472.4, (631)

Richmondshire, 416.9, (224), 530.4, (285)

Waverley, 416.4, (526), 624.6, (789)

Sunderland, 416.3, (1,156), 503.1, (1,397)

Kettering, 415.6, (423), 505.0, (514)

Tunbridge Wells, 415.2, (493), 484.3, (575)

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 413.5, (626), 461.1, (698)

Daventry, 410.7, (353), 574.8, (494)

Shropshire, 410.7, (1,327), 442.5, (1,430)

Redcar and Cleveland, 410.5, (563), 449.9, (617)

Fenland, 410.4, (418), 507.6, (517)

Chesterfield, 409.9, (430), 354.6, (372)

Babergh, 409.6, (377), 621.5, (572)

Salford, 409.5, (1060), 429.6, (1,112)

North Somerset, 406.9, (875), 371.5, (799)

Lichfield, 405.7, (425), 502.1, (526)

Huntingdonshire, 404.0, (719), 535.5, (953)

Gedling, 403.7, (476), 489.4, (577)

Stockport, 402.5, (1,181), 421.2, (1,236)

Blaby, 401.9, (408), 458.0, (465)

South Gloucestershire, 400.6, (1,142), 453.5, (1,293)

Wokingham, 400.3, (685), 540.0, (924)

Mid Sussex, 399.9, (604), 566.1, (855)

St Albans, 397.4, (590), 626.5, (930)

Chiltern, 397.2, (381), 445.1, (427)

Chorley, 395.0, (467), 345.1, (408)

Richmond upon Thames, 392.9, (778), 548.9, (1,087)

Stoke-on-Trent, 385.0, (987), 447.4, (1147)

Horsham, 384.6, (553), 541.1, (778)

Stafford, 382.4, (525), 512.1, (703)

Bolton, 381.2, (1,096), 348.5, (1,002)

Gloucester, 380.2, (491), 499.5, (645)

Craven, 379.8, (217), 502.3, (287)

South Derbyshire, 374.8, (402), 476.4, (511)

Somerset West and Taunton, 374.6, (581), 393.9, (611)

Selby, 374.1, (339), 516.4, (468)

Bath and North East Somerset, 372.5, (720), 371.5, (718)

Tameside, 372.2, (843), 372.6, (844)

Broxtowe, 370.1, (422), 356.9, (407)

Swindon, 369.9, (822), 585.1, (1,300)

Test Valley, 366.2, (462), 462.1, (583)

East Hampshire, 365.5, (447), 438.2, (536)

North West Leicestershire, 364.8, (378), 373.5, (387)

North Warwickshire, 364.7, (238), 409.1, (267)

South Norfolk, 363.4, (512), 417.4, (588)

Rochdale, 359.7, (800), 416.8, (927)

Darlington, 357.7, (382), 459.7, (491)

Wiltshire, 356.0, (1,780), 364.8, (1,824)

Harrogate, 353.2, (568), 480.0, (772)

Harborough, 349.7, (328), 393.4, (369)

Cambridge, 349.4, (436), 516.0, (644)

New Forest, 347.6, (626), 425.4, (766)

Malvern Hills, 346.9, (273), 291.0, (229)

Hambleton, 342.8, (314), 448.7, (411)

County Durham, 342.2, (1,814), 469.0, (2,486)

Hinckley and Bosworth, 340.3, (385), 352.7, (399)

Sedgemoor, 337.7, (416), 454.6, (560)

West Suffolk, 335.1, (600), 473.1, (847)

Newark and Sherwood, 333.3, (408), 360.2, (441)

Herefordshire, County of, 330.9, (638), 374.5, (722)

Doncaster, 330.2, (1,030), 325.4, (1,015)

Forest of Dean, 329.5, (286), 462.0, (401)

East Northamptonshire, 329.0, (311), 368.1, (348)

Cheshire East, 328.5, (1,262), 452.2, (1,737)

West Berkshire, 327.5, (519), 347.1, (550)

North East Derbyshire, 327.2, (332), 338.1, (343)

High Peak, 324.8, (301), 344.2, (319)

Fylde, 324.3, (262), 286.0, (231)

Charnwood, 323.9, (602), 341.1, (634)

South Tyneside, 319.3, (482), 459.7, (694)

Oldham, 317.6, (753), 376.6, (893)

Plymouth, 317.4, (832), 251.0, (658)

Leeds, 317.2, (2,516), 333.0, (2,641)

Blackpool, 316.3, (441), 306.2, (427)

South Oxfordshire, 315.4, (448), 459.7, (653)

Ryedale, 314.2, (174), 296.1, (164)

South Holland, 313.6, (298), 264.2, (251)

Mid Suffolk, 311.9, (324), 433.1, (450)

Gateshead, 310.3, (627), 422.2, (853)

Lincoln, 309.2, (307), 354.5, (352)

Winchester, 305.1, (381), 414.9, (518)

West Oxfordshire, 302.8, (335), 385.0, (426)

Dorset, 301.2, (1140), 340.5, (1289)

Stratford-on-Avon, 299.8, (390), 344.4, (448)

South Lakeland, 299.7, (315), 331.2, (348)

East Cambridgeshire, 297.2, (267), 446.3, (401)

Vale of White Horse, 291.2, (396), 420.6, (572)

South Kesteven, 287.2, (409), 394.6, (562)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 287.0, (1,641), 341.9, (1,955)

Bradford, 285.3, (1,540), 283.3, (1,529)

Kingston upon Hull, City of, 283.3, (736), 301.8, (784)

North Norfolk, 283.3, (297), 387.3, (406)

Rotherham, 281.5, (747), 308.2, (818)

Kirklees, 276.0, (1,214), 314.0, (1,381)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, 273.5, (354), 369.3, (478)

Newcastle upon Tyne, 270.5, (819), 276.4, (837)

Torbay, 265.7, (362), 204.0, (278)

Bassetlaw, 265.6, (312), 295.4, (347)

South Cambridgeshire, 265.3, (422), 463.9, (738)

Sheffield, 263.1, (1,539), 291.9, (1,707)

Warwick, 258.1, (371), 382.6, (550)

Wakefield, 255.5, (890), 274.8, (957)

Exeter, 254.9, (335), 269.4, (354)

North Kesteven, 250.6, (293), 285.7, (334)

Melton, 250.0, (128), 261.7, (134)

Mendip, 247.4, (286), 273.4, (316)

Teignbridge, 246.0, (330), 210.9, (283)

Rushcliffe, 244.2, (291), 386.0, (460)

Northumberland, 243.2, (784), 317.9, (1,025)

Staffordshire Moorlands, 242.8, (239), 281.4, (277)

North Tyneside, 242.4, (504), 269.3, (560)

East Devon, 239.3, (350), 235.8, (345)

Scarborough, 238.1, (259), 345.7, (376)

South Somerset, 237.0, (399), 270.3, (455)

Calderdale, 236.9, (501), 301.7, (638)

West Lindsey, 236.2, (226), 241.5, (231)

Tewkesbury, 235.7, (224), 356.8, (339)

Rutland, 235.4, (94), 293.0, (117)

Cheltenham, 234.7, (273), 336.2, (391)

Barnsley, 229.7, (567), 270.2, (667)

Derbyshire Dales, 228.1, (165), 251.6, (182)

Mid Devon, 211.4, (174), 252.7, (208)

East Riding of Yorkshire, 196.1, (669), 225.1, (768)

South Hams, 195.4, (170), 212.6, (185)

Stroud, 184.2, (221), 256.7, (308)

Boston, 183.8, (129), 303.5, (213)

Cotswold, 178.1, (160), 269.3, (242)

North Lincolnshire, 156.1, (269), 190.4, (328)

West Devon, 132.6, (74), 120.1, (67)

East Lindsey, 129.8, (184), 175.7, (249)

North East Lincolnshire, 129.1, (206), 156.7, (250)

North Devon, 104.0, (101), 124.6, (121)

Torridge, 74.7, (51), 123.0, (84)