Covid-19 update

Ten worst places in Yorkshire for Covid-19 this week

Figures based on Covid-19 positive test results

Local authority districtPopulation W/E Jul 8 Per 100,000W/E Jul 15 Per 100,000*W/E Jul 22 *Per 100,000*
 Redcar & Cleveland137,879 ▴  
924 (670.2) ▴  
1950 (1414.3)
-  1069 (775.3)
 Middlesbrough140,123 ▴  
1108 (790.7) ▴  
1805 (1288.2)
-  1025 (731.5)
 Stockton-on-Tees198,253 ▴  
1208 (609.3) ▴  
2125 (1071.9)
-  1274 (642.6)
 Doncaster313,762 ▴  
1737 (553.6) ▴  
2500 (796.8)
-  1345 (428.7)
 Durham County531,947 ▴  
3898 (732.8) ▴  
4347 (817.2)
▾  2114 (397.4)
 Oldham238,525 ▴  
1486 (623.0) ▴  
1773 (743.3)
▾  936 (392.4)
 Wakefield352,983 ▴  
2103 (595.8) ▴  
2473 (700.6)
-  1342 (380.2)
 Barnsley248,707 ▴  
1760 (707.7) ▴  
1928 (775.2)
▾  923 (371.1)
 Hambleton91,480 ▴  
364 (397.9) ▴  
554 (605.6)
-  337 (368.4)
 Bradford540,909 ▴  
2017 (372.9) ▴  
3016 (557.6)
▴  1946 (359.8)

Data last updated - Wed Jul 21, 2021

W/E = week ending. We aggregate daily figures published at GOV.UK by specimen date into per week statistics. We do this based on weeks from Friday to Thursday, inclusive.
 *  These columns may not yet show complete results. Official figures are based on date a specimen is taken rather than date the result is confirmed. The testing and statistics process generally takes a few days and sometimes up to a week. Sadly, the figure shown is likely to rise as new results arrive. Example: W/E Jul 22 will show the results published so far of specimens taken after Jul 15 and up to Jul 22, but it may take a further week (Jul 29) for all specimens to be tested and results to emerge in daily updates of official statistics. Faded symbols provide a prediction of the emerging full-week trend based on the incomplete results.

    Local authority districts including parts of Yorkshire.

• Covid-19 positive test totals as published by GOV.UK
• Population based on ONS 2018-calculated projections for 2020

• Table calculated from official data available under Open Government Licence v3.0

See Covid-19 test figures for all Yorkshire districts

 Latest figures     Year totals   

Freedom Day comes with highest ever rate of Covid-19 in some areas

Little to celebrate as new cases in Leeds and Tees Valley rise to highest since pandemic began

For several weeks now we have highlighted that new cases of Covid-19 continue to rise at an alarming rate in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District Freedom Day on Monday (July 19), ending remaining Coronavirus restrictions, came with little to celebrate amid rising numbers of Covid-19 cases across all districts of Yorkshire, with some areas much worse than others.

For over a month now, the number of new cases in Yorkshire's biggest city,  Leeds, has been rocketing and its metropolitan district has its highest weekly numbers at any time since the pandemic began. The lower-than-average levels of vaccination there and the densely-populated places that come with big city living are among likely factors.

Redcar and Clevelaand has moved from being among the areas with lowest rates of new infection to the highest in just over four weeks Figures in  Middlesbrough,  Redcar and Cleveland and  Stockton-on-Tees districts have also reached phenomenally high rates with, for the first time, new Covid-19 infections affecting more than 1% of the population in just one week. Just a few weeks ago Redcar and Cleveland was among the districts with lowest rates of infection. Now it has the highest in Yorkshire in terms of proportion of population.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in South Yorkshire districts is also showing a significant rise.

Another interesting statistic, however, is in the one district of Yorkshire where, at the end of May, the Government announced extra measures following a spread of the delta variant of Covid-19. That is the  Kirklees district of West Yorkshire. While figures for new Covid cases went up last week, as for all Yorkshire, it is now among the places with the lowest number of new cases in Yorkshire as a proportion of population.

Table service will no longer be a requirement but will remain a welcome option at many venues Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on July 12 that the Government was going ahead with its plan to ease restrictions this Monday, but said that it was absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution and stressed that the pandemic is not over.

The wearing of face masks will continue to be recommended on buses The ending of restrictions will mean: no legal requirement to wear a mask, no "rule of six" indoors, nightclubs being allowed to open, sports events being allowed full crowds and queues allowed at bars no longer required to serve at tables. There will no longer be limits on numbers at weddings, funerals and other such events.

However the Prime Minister said that he expected people to wear masks in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don't normally meet such as on public transport.

Transport operators, shops and other venues can still set their own rules on mask-wearing.

Border quarantine continues for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.

Testing, tracing and the legally-required self-isolation period will continue.

A review of the ending of restrictions will take place in September.

Official UK government information on Coronavirus (Covid-19), including upcoming changes, can be found at this  GOV.UK - Coronavirus webpage.

Slowing pace of vaccinations still leaves millions without first jab

UK at least one dose 46.3 m
UK two doses 36.4 m

UK adult population 52.7 m
Total UK population 67.1 m

Vaccination data up to July 20, 2021
Population 2020 estimates

The UK population is around 67.1 million of which around 56 million live in England.
About one-tenth of the population of England live in Yorkshire.

The pace of daily vaccinations has slowed substantially since the end of May while around 12% of adults and 31% of the whole population still have not had any Covid-19 vaccination.

Find out more about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine at this  NHS - Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine webpage.

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