The one area of Sheffield that has been ‘virtually’ Covid free for the past week
Infection rates have been steadily decreasing in Sheffield- especially in one particular area which has been virtually Covid free for the past week.
The most recent data published by the government, available to view on an interactive map, shows there have been less than three cases recorded in the Springvale and Steel Bank area in the week leading to February 2.
For smaller areas with fewer than three cases the Government does not reveal the exact number of cases in order to protect individuals' identities.
The figures show that surrounding areas that have also seen a drop in cases include Sandygate and Crosspool, Crookes, and Endcliffe and Ranmoor, which was once the city’s worst-affected area.
Infection rates continue to fall across the city- according to the latest figures for the seven days to February 1, there were 207.2 new cases per 100,000 people in Sheffield compared to 234.6 the week before.
A total number of 1,212 cases were reported compared to 1,372 the previous week.