Covid in Leeds: The Leeds areas where the Covid infection rate is rising the fastest

Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Covid-19 cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK, latest figures show.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 4:30 pm
'Freedom Day' in Leeds city centre. PIC: James Hardisty

The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west England and nearly a third in Yorkshire and the Humber. Data also shows that every local area in England is now recording coronavirus rates above the symbolic level of 100 cases per 100,000 people - the first time this has happened since early January, at the peak of the second wave. These are the areas of Leeds where coronavirus cases are rising at the highest rate. The figures cover from July 6 up to July 13. All images are for illustrative purposes only. READ MORE: Leeds nightclubs open their doors at midnight on 'Freedom Day' as excited dancers return

Wetherby East and Thorp Arch had a case rate of 512.2 per 100,000 people - a jump of 177 per cent
Kippax East, Micklefield & Allerton Bywater had a case rate of 614.6 per 100,000 people - a jump of 173 per cent.

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Harehills North had a case rate of 386.8 per 100,000 people - a jump of 164 per cent.
Harehills South had a case rate of 489.6 per 100,000 people - a jump of 133 per cent.
Temple Newsam & Graveleythorpe had a case rate of 835.9 per 100,000 people - a jump of 131 per cent.
Burmantofts had a case rate of 408.6 per 100,000 people - a jump of 127 per cent.
Gipton South & Killingbeck Park had a case rate of 426.2 per 100,000 people - a jump of 121 per cent.
Middleton Town Street had a case rate of 862.1 per 100,000 people - a jump of 112 per cent.
Swarcliffe had a case rate of 652.3 per 100,000 people - a jump of 109 per cent.
Otley South had a case rate of 497.6 per 100,000 people - a jump of 100 per cent.
Morley East Otley had a case rate of 689.7 per 100,000 people - a jump of 97 per cent.
Beeston West & Cottingley had a case rate of 775.5 per 100,000 people - a jump of 94 per cent.
Aberford, Barwick & Thorner had a case rate of 666.8 per 100,000 people - a jump of 87 per cent.