Covid case rate in Hyde Park Leeds more than doubles to become highest in country

A Leeds area now has the highest Covid case rate in the country according to latest figures.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 6:24 am

According to the government's interactive Covid data live map - available to view by clicking here - Hyde Park now has a case rate of 1,429.1 per 100,000 people.

The latest figures, for the seven days to June 16, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

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

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Cases have more than doubled in a week
Cases have more than doubled in a week

A total of 121 cases have been recorded in the seven days to June 16 in the area - an increase of 67 (124.1%).

Hyde Park Corner & Woodhouse Cliff also has the second highest Covid case rate in the city - 1,108.5 per 100,000 people.

Of the 315 local authority areas in England, 267 (85%) have seen a rise in rates, 44 (14%) have seen a fall and four are unchanged.

Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire continues to have the highest rate as a local authority area, with 796 new cases in the seven days to June 17 – the equivalent of 531.7 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 600.6 in the seven days to June 10.

Hyndburn in Lancashire has the second highest rate, up from 409.7 to 480.0, with 389 new cases.

Ribble Valley, also in Lancashire, has the third highest, down from 458.2 to 418.8, with 255 new cases.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on June 21 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

No Covid deaths have been recorded in Leeds since June 2.

CEO of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan, tweeted on Monday: "Leeds Covid rates up to 198.8 per 100k from 188.0 positivity 6.9% over-60s rate 31.1 hospitalisations/ICU still low & av 2 deaths per wk.

"With cases rising fast in unvaccinated ages lots of work to ensure testing/vaccination maximised & outbreaks contained.

"Plse take the vaccine!"